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Christmas Felting

On Monday, the 19th of December, Clodagh the felt maker visited our SLD unit in St Molaga’s N.S.

She began by telling us where to source material for felting e.g. hair from Lamas, wool from sheep. We used merino wool. She gave us a rectangular piece of cloth and bubble wrap. She allowed us to choose our own coloured wool to make our Christmas scenes.

What we did

  1. We teased tufts of wool. The tufts had to be transparent
  2. We laid the tufts vertically in overlapping rows. We laid out a second row of tufts horizontally.
  3. We created our own Christmas scenes.
  4. We soaked our piece with soapy water.
  5. We put some soap on the bubble wrap and placed it on top of the piece.
  6. We rubbed it.
  7. We had to roll our piece 200 times to bind the wool and get rid of the moisture.
  8. We peeled off the bubble wrap and our designs were revealed.
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This Is How I Made My Stable:

 

crib crib2 Step One

You take a cardboard box and form it into a stable. You apply glue on bit by bit and for every bit of glue applied you quickly put a ripper piece of newspaper on it before it dries, but don’t do it at the bottom.

Step Two

After the whole stable is covered, you paint the inside, outside, roof and sides with a dark brown. You cut lots of sticks approximately the size of one side of the roof, then glue them on with super glue (be careful not to stick your fingers)

Step Three

Rip out pages of magazines you don’t need anymore and form them into the characters you want in the stable. I made Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a sheep, a bull and a horse. When you’re happy with the shape ,use sellotape to secure them in place. After you can paint them and dress them.

Step Four

Cut off the bottom of a bottle and paint it a dark colour. Don’t stick animals or people yet. First take some hay and stick it to the bottom inside the stable. Using a hot glue gun stick your characters in. You can also staple fry lights inside it.

By Zofia Plucinska

Arts Week and Halloween in Ms Mc Namee’s class

We have had great fun during Arts Week. We bought some lovely books at the book fair and we had DEAR time every day. Aideen told us some great stories during a storyteller session on Thursday and we had lots of fun making music with Maria in a workshop on Friday. We also really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book character for dress up day.

We have also been busy preparing for Halloween. We learned all about the human skeleton and had great fun learning the skeleton dance. We made some fabulous silhouette art and did lots of Halloween puzzles and played some Halloween games. We also learned about staying safe at Halloween. Enjoy the midterm break everyone!

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