Starting Monday, I will be working with first graders for three weeks as a visiting artist. I was asked to come up with a 3D felt project which can be displayed in an upcoming school art show.
I originally had my heart set on stuffed monsters, but I was concerned about construction. I wanted to sew them, but it just wasn't going to work with this age group and this fabric.
Reluctantly, I started gluing shapes together. I really didn't want to use glue, but it is something first graders can do with minimal adult intervention. And the important thing is that they create with some abandon.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that gluing was not so terrible. I had fun creating these 3D wild things! I'm hoping the kids will, too.