Study of China – Craft projects

We just completed our unit on China.  It was so much fun.  I want to share with you some of the activities that we did

Each of the kids picked an art project.

Our 7th grader decided he wanted to do wood burning.  He went online and selected a China related picture that he like and wood burned this project.  He was really excited that it got a blue ribbon at our local County fair.

It was an easy project, yet it required him to consider the different dragon images he liked to determine which would burn a more appealing picture.  He found that it took some concentration to complete and need to be completed in more than one setting.

 

Our fifth grader selected two projects.  She likes crocheting and decided she also wanted to learn to do some stitchery.  I agreed to do them both along with her.  Our first grader decided she wanted to do a stitchery as well.  We decided we would do a stitchery for each country we study and make an around the world quilt when we are done.

We went online and selected our pictures.  The fifth grader selected to do a stitchery of a panda.  The kindergartner and I decided to try Chinese knots.  The fifth grader took to it naturally and didn’t have a hard time at all.  In fact, her stitchery took first place and premium at the county fair and a second place at the state fair.  The kindergartner struggled a bit at the beginning.  She had a little trouble keeping her stitches even and could only do it for short periods of time.  By the end she was doing well and enjoying it very much.  Her Chinese knot took a first place in her age group at the county fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crochet project that our fifth grader selected was to make a crocheted square for each country as well to make an around the world afghan.  She selected a lotus blossom.  It turned out well.  As you can see, she got the premium ribbons at both the County fair and the State fair.   It turned out really cute.

The link to the lotus blossom tealight holder, which we used for the center, can be accessed here.  Daniela Herbertz did such a great job with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crochet project that our fifth grader selected was to make a crocheted square for each country as well to make an around the world afghan.  She selected a lotus blossom.  It turned out well.  As you can see, she got the premium ribbons at both the County fair and the State fair.   It turned out really cute.

 

You can download a copy of how we did the square here on our website.  It is in the downloads section.

 

The link to the lotus blossom tealight holder, which we used for the center, can be accessed here.  Daniela Herbertz did such a great job with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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