Create a Colour Splash with Tie-Dyeing
Get outside (as it is a bit messy) and have fun with colour designing your own tie-dye creations.
You may need to order some dye to get started so while you wait find out about the art of tie-dying and Japanese Shibori.
There are lots of designs you can experiment with and you can even get an adult to help you make your own natural dyes.
The photo above shows work already created by a member of Oak Class at home.
Paper is made of thousands of tiny, long, thin strands of wood all squashed together. These fibres can be re-used to make home-made paper. Give it a try.
- Bend a wire coat hanger into a square and pull one leg of an old pair of tights over it to make a screen. You could also use an old picture frame without the glass and drawing pin or staple the stretched tight fabric to it. Ask and adult to do this bit.
- Spread several layers of newspaper on a tray and cover with a layer of kitchen paper.
- Tear scrap paper into small pieces until you have about 5 cupfuls.
- Add water to just cover and soak for an hour or two. (you can blend the mixture to make it smooth) Then add PVA glue (don't put this in the blender).
- Use your fingers to make a thick mixture.
- Add food dye or colouring and small pieces of cotton wool. You can add coloured cotton strands/threads to decorate or try adding flowers or leaves.
- Put your coat hanger/picture frame screen on the paper towels in the tray and spoon the mixture onto it. Spread it flat.
- Lay a plastic bag on top and roll it to squeeze out all of the water.
- Peel off the bag, lift out the screen and leave the paper to dry.
- When super dry, peel off the paper.
For other art activities look at last week's home learning to link to the access art sketchbook and Tate Gallery resources.