Friday, August 28, 2009

stART ~ Just How Long Can A Long String Be?!

**Edited to show finished final project**
A Story + Art = A Great stART!

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our book and art project and maybe even share your own too! For an explanation of stART click here.

While we were at the library at the beginning of the week I found the book Just How Long Can A Long String Be?!, by Keith Baker on display. I read it and I had to take it home to share it with Emily. I was also so excited because I had the perfect project filed away to do along with this book!!

Emily's String Bowls

I saw these in my August Family Fun magazine and knew I wanted to try them with Emily. This was a fun project for us to work on together.

I cut 80 1 yard pieces of yarn before we started, however we used a smaller ball than in the magazine so I had a bit leftover.

Emily covered the string in glue and I helped her squeeze off the extra.
I used a whole 4 ounce bottle of glue.

Emily and I covered half of a ball with the pieces of yarn.

Emily realized it was more fun to pick the dried glue off of her fingers and I worked on covering the ball. Emily decided to put a piece on every once in a while...I think so she could get more glue on her fingers to pick off!

Our almost finished bowl!! Now we just have to wait for it to dry. The magazine recommends letting it dry over night.

***Ours is still wet. I will post a finished picture as soon as all the glue is dried. I think I may try putting it out in the sun...if the sun decides to shine today :0)

Our yarn bowl is finally dried!!

It actually came out really nice. It just took over 24 hours to dry. I think we will be trying this again one day with some smaller balls.


The Activity Mom said...

Great idea! I haven't read that book yet.

Christy Killoran said...

Neat idea. I haven't read that book either. We do a lot of book projects so I'll be sure to link up here next time we do one.

Melissa A. said...

Such a cool idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out. I think my Princess would definitely be more interested in picking the glue off her fingers too! Must be that age...hehe

Almost every book we read in my pre-k class has an art project to go along, and I always extend that to my own kids. I'll come back for sure to post/link about our projects!

Ticia said...

I'll have one to link up next week, I can link up an activity from last week, if I get a chance to find it.
And, I'm going to remember this for our nest theme in a few weeks.

Christie said...

This looks great. I've thought about making them with the girls for along time but have never gotten around to it.

Bran said...

start is a great idea! I hope to participate.

Sherry said...

What a great bowl! I've been thinking of making it w/ Lu!

Frugal Sara said...

I love this! I want to make some of these for a Spring craft to display some cloth eggs in that we have! Yours looks great.

jennwa said...

That turned out great. I want to try that too.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

It looks intriguing. Probably more work that I'd be willing to put in, but fun. Thanks for the heads-up on a book too, I've never heard about it before.

Ashley said...

Did you have to do anything special to the ball so the yarn/glue wouldn't stick to it? This is really great!



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