Two weeks ago was the beginning of my time with the siblings class at our co-op. The topic I picked to share was cotton and crochet. My plan was to teach them about cotton history, crochet a washcloth for their mothers, and make a Mother’s Day card.
All but the crocheting part has been easy. 😀
Here is a list of some of the sites that I used for this topic.
- I’m a cotton bale
- List of things that can be made from a cotton bale.
- History of cotton
- Animated Cotton Gin This is really cool.
One of the mothers use to live on a farm that grew cotton. She was kind enough to bring in a cotton bale for the kids to look at. They really enjoyed seeing a REAL cotton bale. LOL
Next are a few pictures of trying to crochet. I won’t be doing this again with a large class. One or two students at a time is best for me. The first picture is of a girl starting her chain stitch. The second picture is of a boy who wouldn’t learn to crochet and is using one of my washcloths for his Mother’s Day gift. I told them I would make extras, just in case. 🙂
I am teaching crochet to two of my daughters, in the classroom. One daughter can crochet, but has decided I am not worthy of her work and is giving it to a friend. LOL The other one can’t seem to get past the chain part of crochet. I expect I won’t get a washcloth from her either. 😀
Yesterday we took a look at different cotton materials and cotton, itself, under the microscope.
I am not sure which part the kids enjoyed the most, but I do know this next project they really liked. All the kids colored, cut, and put together their Mother’s Day card. You can find the instructions for this fantastic Mother’s Day card at DonnaYoung.org. This is a very easy card to make.
If you look closely at the above picture, you will notice that each child colored their’s a little differently. I let them put whatever they wanted on the leaves of the card. Donna, thanks so much for the instructions. The kids loved it. 🙂