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Cross Stitch Cards

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use recycled greeting cards to create a new look by adding cross stitch on top of the image. Students will alter the composition through the selection of fibers used to create their pattern on the paper card.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create a grid to stitch and a pattern using cross stitch techniques.

Students will choose thread to use on their cross stitch.

Students will discuss the sentiments of greeting cards and the impact of altering them.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Show how to tack down the grid paper and create the holes needed on the card.
  • Demonstrate how to create a cross stitch pattern on the card.
  • Share cross stitch and embroidery stitch techniques.
  • Facilitate a discussion on the sentiments of greeting cards and the impact of altering them.

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National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Old greeting cards
  • Scissors
  • Foam
  • Needles
  • Crochet thread
  • Tape
  • Grid paper
  • Pins

National Standards


Create

Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

VA:Cr1.1.5a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Steps

Review Embroidery

Review types of embroidery stitches.

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