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Nicole Crafts Mexican Yarn Art
The crafts of Mexico are renowned for their bright colors & bold designs, especially the nierika, or sacred yarn paintings. Your kids will love creating their own colorful yarn art to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
- Level:ages 8 + up
- Time:few hours+dry time
1Make yarn art like the Huichols Indians of Mexico.
2We used the French Corner wood plaque but you can use an easier and flatter wood plaque.
3Cover the outside edge of the plaque with small lengths of yarn. Tip: Using small lengths of yarn is easier than longer lengths.
4Draw your design onto the top of the plaque. Remember to leave enough room to put the yarn. You can follow our design or create your own.
5Fill in the design with pieces of different colors of yarn and the background with one color of yarn. Make sure no background shows between the yarn pieces.
6Allow glue to dry, then you can hang it and celebrate!