Mid Term Lesson Plan — Elevating Felting to a Fine Art

Felted Puns for 6th graders

Heart-felt, my example

For my mid term lesson plan, I created an activity where 6th graders could explore wet and dry felting techniques while creating two felted objects that are puns.  Using Chic Thompson’s “many, varied and unusual things,” I would have students respond to a prompt such as: what are the many varied and unusual things you can associate with wool?  This includes wool, sheep farms, shearing, spinning yarns etc.  Then I would ask them to brainstorm a list of puns, wool related or not, in order to come up with their two punny objects.

 

 

 

Process of making the felted heart with a dry needle technique

Process of making the felted heart with a dry needle technique

Detail of hollow aorta

Detail of hollow aorta

Ge-felt-a-fish

Ge-felt-a-fish

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