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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Symmetrical Felt Wall Hangings
For this project, the first graders learned about symmetry and fabric arts. I tied this lesson into quilt making and the children identified symmetry in some pictures of early American quilts and discussed why people would make quilts and why they would use scraps to sew their quilts.
Then, using burlap, felt and fabric scraps, they made their own fabric wall hanging showing symmetry. We used regular Elmer's glue to adhere everything. At the end, I brought out buttons and gems and those were hot glued on.