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Kente Cloth Weaving

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Art

Topic:

Clothes

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Kente Colors by Debbi Chocolate
Cardboard looms (purchased or made by teacher)
Yarn, assortment of bright colors
Scissors



Instructions:

What to do
1. Read the book Kente Colors by Debbi Chocolate to the children.
2. Talk about cloth and how it is woven.
3. Show the children how to wrap their cardboard looms.
4. Show them how to weave under and over and tie new colors as needed.
5. When completed, help the children cut and tie the fringed ends.
More to do
Field trip: Visit a textile museum or professional weaver.


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