Second graders visited a great website where they learned more about the mud cloth made it Mali and Ivory Coast. Then we made a virtual class mud cloth on the computer before getting started with our own designs. Students made a plan first a irst and then painted on the fabric with mud to complete their designs.
This lesson plan uses Wonderfoam glued onto a square pc. of mat board to create a printing block. The blocks are inked and used to create calligraphic prints. What if the blocks were designed to look like bugs or flowers? Hmmmmm!