Textile Crafts Teacher Resources

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A Fresh Twist on Fabric Folding

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice different ways to fold fabric. Using different types of fabrics, they create 3D fabric models to be used in quilts or clothing. They share their designs with the class and critique their classmates design.
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Telling Tales About Textiles

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students analyze the different types of textiles, processes for creating cloth, and inventions utilized to manufacture industrial goods. In this Telling Tales About Textiles lesson, students weave on a card loom to create their own...
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Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design and create a fabric box using different fabrics and fusible bwebbing. They cut fabric using template and iron on the fusible web. then the pieces are sewn together to complete the box.
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Fabric All Around

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore human senses by participating in an arts and crafts activity. For this fabric identification lesson, students discuss the uses for fabric and the history of cloth. Students identify the different materials in their...
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Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
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Traditional Crafts and Decorative Arts in Louisiana Worksheet

For Students 6th - 11th
This resource outlines an extensive list of websites about different kinds of material culture in Louisiana. The list covers five categories: outdoor and indoor crafts, Louisiana folk life articles, quilt making, house types, and general...
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Nano-Tex: Testing New Nano Fabrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine nanotechnolgy used in creating new fabric, differentiate between dependent and independent variables, develop hypothesis and conduct experiment, and recognize and discuss impact of technology in everyday things.
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Weaving in Ecuador

For Teachers 6th
Ecuador has a rich history of weaving and textiles in its culture. Sixth graders view images to learn more about traditional Ecuadorian weaving before working on a mini-weaving project themselves.
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SPECTACULAR CARDS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners get in on one of the hottest crafting trends today - handmade cards! My book explores numerous ideas for making and embellishing three types of cards - fabric, paper and board games.
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Dimensional Delights Quilting & Scrapbooking

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experience the art of basic quilting. They learn to blend a simple fabric screen base and add embellishments to create a personalized heirloom. Students use collections such as buttons, trims, photos and other craft supplies to...
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A Gathered Garden

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars are introduced to how to create a garden made out of fabric. Using different types of fabrics, they make various types of flowers to be used on their quilts and practice using different methods to attach them. They share...
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Beginning Sewing Projects

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students practice basic sewing techniques constructing a sewing project.
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More Maracas

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create and decorate paper mache maracas.
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Cosmic Mobiles: Recycled Art

For Teachers K - 2nd
If you have a little left over tinsel and aluminum foil, your class can create these fun moon and star mobiles. Poster board or recycled cardboard become your moon and stars; the tinsel gives them sparkle. This would be a great activity...
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Have It Your Way Sandwich Collage

For Teachers K - 2nd
You want to make a sandwich out of fabric and paper? If so, this art project provides the instructions needed. Learners will use a variety of fabrics and paper to construct a sandwich through collage. Tip: Have leaners describe the...
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Let's Have a Quilting Bee!

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Math is an art form! Display your class's knowledge of geometric shapes, reflectional symmetry, and textile design with a math quilt.
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Styroflakes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students increase eye-hand coordination as they create decorative snowflakes out of recycled packing peanuts.
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Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To unionize or not to unionize? That is the question high schoolers consider in their investigation of the labor union movement of the 1920s. After a brief review of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the textile industry in...
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Leaf People

For Teachers K - 4th
Kids create leaf people out of sticks, glue, and leaves. They use their imagination to construct leaf people and then glue them onto construction paper. Tip: Extend this craft by incorporating writing. Have learners write a short story...
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Paper Weaving

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Practice the native concept of weaving with traditional classroom items. Using assorted colors of construction paper, your class will simulate how to weave. This is a great activity to connect to a Native American, Mexican, or other...
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Grow Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make paper to be used for a greeting card. In this recycling ecology activity, students make recycled paper from torn pieces of newspaper and water. Students decorate the paper and send it as a greeting card. Paper-making...
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Dreamcatchers

For Teachers K - 5th
After reading a Native American legend about dreamcatchers, why not make some. This resource provides several good links that explain the legend of the dreamcatcher and step-by-step instructions for making them with the class. Tip: If...
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Tapa-Inspired Pattern Painting

For Teachers K - 12th
Middle schoolers are encourage to try their hand at traditional Oceania tapa art by crafting their own cloth using brown paper bags. Included in the resource is background information about the cultures of Oceania and their art. 
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Hat Parade

For Teachers K - 5th
Students incorporate butcher paper, yarn, fabric and other classroom odds and ends to create complex hats. They write a small report describing the materials used to construct their hat and they wear their hats and parade through the...