Nicole™ Crafts Mexican Yarn Art

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

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!

Project Details

  • Level:ages 8 + up
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make yarn art like the Huichols Indians of Mexico.
  • 2
    We used the French Corner wood plaque but you can use an easier and flatter wood plaque.
  • 3
    Cover the outside edge of the plaque with small lengths of yarn. Tip: Using small lengths of yarn is easier than longer lengths.
  • 4
    Draw 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.
  • 5
    Fill 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.
  • 6
    Allow glue to dry, then you can hang it and celebrate!

Project Details

  • Level:ages 8 + up
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Walnut Hollow French Corner Wood Plaque
  • •Stitch Studio by Nicole Yarn in Your Choice of Several Different Colors
  • •Elmer's School Glue
  • •Scissors & Pencil