By sandwiching yarn in some aluminum foil, kids can create a rubbing template to create artwork! This yarn rubbing process encourages imagination, trial and error, and some fine motor work. As with all process art, this projects really focuses much more on the process of creating the art, rather than the finished product itself.
Create Fun Works of Art with Yarn Rubbing
What you need:
- thick yarn or string
- aluminum foil
- paper (colored or white)
What to do:
- Lay a piece of foil flat on the table.
- On one half of the foil, create any design with the yarn or string.
- Fold the foil in half, carefully sandwiching the yarn.
- Press down firmly, and trace the yard with your fingertips, pressing the foil down well around the yarn to create an imprint.
- Place the paper on top of the foil and rub a crayon (paper removed) on its side over the paper.
- Watch and observe as your yarn print comes through the paper.
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Get creative with this one! My son (5) had a ton of fun working on letters and numbers, and even writing and printing his name with this! There are many ways to use some imagination and get kids thinking.
This post is part of a monthly process art challenge with some other awesome bloggers, check out how they are using yarn this month!
More Yarn and String Process Art Activities:
Sewn Circuits from Teach Beside Me
Yarn Rubbing Art from Views From a Step Stool
Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin Lanterns from Mum in the Mad House
Watercolour Yarn Art from Arty Crafty Kids
Yarn Fine Motor Jewelry from Sugar Aunts
Rainstorm Yarn Painting Preschool Process Art from Preschool Powol Packets
Air Plant Hangers by Wee Warhols
Homemade Looms: Process Art with Yarn from For This Season
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