Kenyan Mat Display

Kenyan mat display, originally uploaded by norirelibjk.

This is a very effective classroom wall display that could be created in a single lesson.

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First we folded the card in half and made cuts from the folded edge. We didn’t just do straight cuts but used patterns too. We then wove strips of coloured paper through, (using Kenyan Flag colours). (the final shot shows )A finished woven paper mat ready to be laminated.

This is a lovely project and using the limited colour range of the flag makes it a better and more meaningful display. I really like this project and I think it and the accompanying Masai necklace classroom display work very well.
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About Linda Hartley

Hi, I enjoy helping teachers to make their classrooms into interesting visual learning environments. I write most of this site and I also run the Classroom Displays online course which you can find out more about in the sidebar.