Welcome back to Textile Club. As our Harvest Festival is approaching, this week we decided to make some fruit baskets. We did some printing using real fruit and also painted our own water colour pictures of fruit. Next we made the basket, using strips of brown card. We then cut out the fruits we had painted previously and arranged them into our harvest basket.
It's now the end of the Summer term and we have come to the last session of Textile Club. The children have had lots of fun over the last year and would like to thank Mrs Surridge for all her hard work and coming up with such enjoyable and creative activities. To finish and as a special keepsake, the children personalised and decorated their own tote bags.
Our first activity of the Summer Term was to make a butterfly magnet.
We used lolly sticks and yarn to make the wings, twisted a pipe cleaner and added beads for the body and then attached a magnet to the back so we can display them.
They were very easy to make.
Why not try and make them at home. All you need is glue, scissors, lolly sticks, yarn, pipe cleaners, beads and a small magnet.
To celebrate the fact that Spring is near, and also it is St David's Day on 1st March, we made daffodil wreaths to hang on the front door or in our bedrooms. The wreath and flowers are made out of card and the "trumpet" is made of a rolled up piece of felt. It was good cutting skills practise.
We listened to the poem "Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, which Purple Class are reciting for the Spring Assembly, and also looked at photographs of daffodils online.
We practised our stitching by sewing a fish body shape to some binca. We stuffed the bodies with cotton wool to make them 3D, then added fins, a tail and a googly eye.
In Art and Craft Club we made salt dough hangers for our bedrooms. We made the dough by mixing together flour, salt and water and kneading it and then shaped it into our initials. We decorated it by making little unicorns and butterflies and when it was dry we painted it and added glitter and a hanger.
Here are some of our finished creations.