Woven Planets

Woven Planets



Reception children worked with artist Andrew Tims to create a series of woven planets, linked to their year group ‘space’ theme, using a range of materials including wool, cotton thread, dried grasses, wire, pipe cleaners and buttons.

The process involved the children working individually to create their planet – making decisions about the materials and colours they used to weave around the cotton bud and lollipop stick structures.

Throughout the engagement the children were able to:

  • work independently
  • problem solve
  • develop their fine motor skills

The Woven Planets series of eight artworks contain both two and three-dimensional creations, juxtaposed alongside the children’s commentary collected throughout the project.