Making a Potholder for Mr. Wagler's 4/5 Classroom Project
Design Process for Mr. Wagler's 4/5 Classroom Potholder Project
Each student first made 6 designs that represent aspects of family culture--and then chose 2 that fit the following criteria:
represents family culture,
fills most of the space.
Working with parents and Ms. Wendt, students cut out the designs and used them as patterns for cutting pieces of fabric, glued these pieces of fabric on to 8" by 8" squares of fabric, parents sewed the pieces on to the backgrounds, sewed on the backs, filled them with stuffing, and quilted them (the parents brought two sewing machines to class).
The potholders were sold at the Franklin-Randall Dance for $8 each. The money is being used to support classroom fieldtrips to study Dane County culture.