4th graders are currently learning about Kenyan art. We've looked at popular ways of making jewelry in Kenya. Two of the techniques we learned about are making beads and pendants from bone and from recycled paper. Students created their own paper beads by rolling up strips of triangular paper. We then used clay and painted it black and white to remind us of the style of the bone beads. After all the beads were finished, students strung them together to create these necklaces:
1st graders have been learning to weave using cardboard looms and strips of fabric. This technique is always challenging for them, but I think after a bit of struggling we managed to have everyone complete their weaving. We added paint and patterns to give it some decoration.