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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dhurrie Rugs

Don't you just love the crazy patterns on these! I loved this project because it is a great intro to the world of lines.

How many different lines can you create? We talked about zig-zag, wavy, straight, thick, thin, dashed, dotted just to name a few.

1. The students used a 9 x 18 piece of paper and glued down 2 vertical 12 inch strips.
2. They then used 5-9 inch strips, some painted some colored construction paper, and cut different lines down the center of the strips to create more lines.
3. After a fun pattern was laid out the students glued them down horizontally.
4. Next, we used Crayola's new twistables color sticks to add designs on top of the paper and also around the lines.
5. Lastly they cut fringes in the ends and added some paint designs as well.

These were created by 3rd graders in a 40 minute class.


  1. This is fantastic! It would be a fun addition to the paper weaving projects I used to do with my first and second graders : )

  2. They look great! My 3rd-graders would really enjoy doing this one. Thanks!

  3. Your new header is so cool! It makes me think of being a small bug in a fabulous garden! So imaginative.

  4. I love your new header! This project is wonderful!

  5. I did this with my Kindergartners and it worked out FANTASTIC! Love your style, especially all the painted paper :)! Do you go with a theme every year? I just noticed you do a lot of world art and I think I'd like to give it a try! -Laura

  6. Mrs. Kim,
    Check out my FLickr page you can see all the various themes I have done in the past. Thanks for the feedback! :)