Metal is threaded together to create the appearance of fabric, mainly silver, red and yellow colors

Rain Has No Father?, El Anatsui, 2008, woven metal

Piecing it Together

  • Have a basket with twist ties or cut up pipe cleaners in a center and another basket of cut up cardstock shapes (cereal boxes are great for this!) Hole punches should also be available nearby.
  • Let children explore with materials, figuring out how to string pieces together. They can each make their own individual piece, or attach them all together as a group to hang on the wall.

Guiding questions:

  • How could you add another piece to what you’ve already made?
  • How long can you make it? How wide?
  • How could we hang all of our pieces together?

How could you make a pattern with the pieces?