2nd Grade: Wacky Texture Rugs
For the past few weeks, my 2nd graders have been exploring the world of texture, and creating these colorful, wacky rugs from their textured experience. The native Moroccan tribes, known as the Berbers, are skilled rug makers and these beautiful colored rugs are well known and all over Morocco. Second graders begin learning about the Berbers and their rugs, with their tribal symbols, and stories in their classrooms, so I thought it would be a good connection to bring rugs into the art room, with a twist. As a class, we focussed on the community aspect of rug making and all of the students cut their textured paper into strips and shared them with their classmates as well as other second graders, making this rugmakers guild a colorful, creative, collaborative frenzy!