3rd grade Arpilleras

This is hands down my favorite 3rd grade project. I just love the attention to details that the students give their work. We looked at Arpilleras from Chile and Peru and re-created them using construction paper, tissue paper, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, beads, and cloth!

This year’s project is a little more special because these art projects are actually getting donated. The organization where their art is being donated is called “Art 4 the Heart” and it has a wonderful mission of donating artwork to those who are homeless. Here is more information about their donations: click here.

Here is last year’s project, we changed it a little bit, but mostly we downsized on the scale of the artwork. We had to align our project size with Art For the Heart’s guidelines for accepting artwork. And I had already planned to make them smaller this year, so it worked out perfectly!

Here is how these beauties turned out! I just love this project! The kids also wrote short stories about the scene they are depicting. Ask your student what they wrote about!

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