January 16, 2014
Make a Medieval Tapestry
So, I've been racking my brain to think of ideas for our Middle Ages unit that are NOT run of the mill and I think I may have hit on one!
Yesterday we made our own tapestries!! Well, sort of.... We did break out a loom or anything like that. We did it OUR way. ;)
I dug out a couple of scraps of fabric that were sitting on top of one of my fabric boxes and decided they would work just fine.
Then I hunted down the dowel rods that I knew were here SOMEWHERE!
After that I hunted high and low for yarn or twine... ANYTHING to hang them with!! I got lucky and found some string.
When we got to our Middle Ages study I showed Cailey and Colin different pictures of medieval tapestries and explained how they were used.
Then I sat them in front of the fabric scraps with their paints and brushes and let them go.
This is what they came up with.
Colin went with a shield and knights.
The lighting for this pic was terrible and using the flash only made it worse! LOL
Cailey went with a unicorn and rose vines.
After the paint dried, I put a ton of glue at the tops and wrapped them around the dowels. Then I added the strings to end.
Viola! Medieval tapestries!!!
You could always have your child try their hand at a bit of embroidery.
HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!!!