Monday, May 12, 2008

Paper Molas


Third graders are studying the metamorphosis of butterflies, so we tied that into their art lesson. These are "paper molas." The real molas are appliqued pieces of cloth done by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands, Panama.

5 comments:

perilloparodies said...

Gorgeous, my kids would love doing these. are they hard? what do you have to do? Neat!!! would be great for art around our home to bring in spring or just because, but also for gifts from the kids to other people... even birthday cards, Mother's day cards, welcoming baby girl cards, etc...

perilloparodies said...

oh, my goodness! i just realized you changed the art work in your header to scherenschnitte? love it!!! how fun!!! That does resemble some of the stuff i have in mind to do... that is how i look and feel some days, too...:-)
did you just add regular newspaper as the background... what a great idea for all kinds of things...

Jackie said...

Your students' art is wonderful! I especially loved their stitching and weaving projects. Will you move to Missouri and teach art to my kids? I'll cook for you!

Lisa West said...

Very nice. I liked seeing the stitching the k's did also. I have a 6yr old and she would love that project. Lisa

Doodlebug said...

These are amazing! Your kids are pretty talented, and they're lucky to have such a great teacher who introduces such varied projects. This would make a great tutorial. I've read several books that include instructions for how to make a fabric mola, and I've been perplexed by each one.