This set of May the 4th Push Pin Poke Art is the perfect addition to your Star Wars Day celebration!
Use the patterns to poke, paint or sew! Any way you use them these May the Fourth themed poke art pictures will provide your children of ALL AGES hours of pokey time fun!
Sometimes called pin prick pictures, these were historically used in the 17th and 18th centuries as a way for girls to pass the time. The designs were created on watercolor paper, and embellished with watercolor paint for effect.
Our poke art patterns come in BOTH black and white and color for stunning effects.
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET IN PIN POKE ART- MAY THE 4TH / STAR WARS DAY:
10 - Color and Black & White patterns
- Ewok My World
- Wookie Face
- I Don't Need Rescuing (Princess)
- Wise One
- You're A Trooper
- That's Not A Moon
- Jedi Master - May the 4th Be With You
- Rolling Droid
- Flying Hunk Of Junk
- Bounty Hunter Helmet
Be sure to check the preview to see the designs for yourself!
Directions for use include using the patterns with paint or sewing with the patterns. Sewing with the patterns is a fantastic activity for your older children.
There is a link to a short instructional video for the backstitch and a french knot. The Pattern must be poked before it is sewn, so this takes some time to complete.
Just like throughout history, you can use the patterns to create artwork by poking them then coloring them yourself with crayons, colored pencils, or watercolors. The sky is the limit and this art activity is not limited to the smallest child.
Suggested poking tools include:
- Jumbo Push Pins
- Embroidery needles secured to pencils to make a "tool"
- golf tees (although these can make large holes)
- clayworking tools
- a long nail (also prone to larger holes)
- straight pins secured to a pencil (make the smallest holes and can be STUNNING)
You can print and poke directly on cardstock, or you can double up and poke through two layers. However you decide to complete the project, it is best to have a soft surface behind your paper.
Suggested soft surfaces include:
- Cork Board
- Foam Mat
- Cardboard (2 layers)
- A folded towel
- A large mouse pad
These take quite a bit of time and effort on your child's part, so be sure to hang them in a window so you can get the full effect. Painted and sewn pictures can be framed and given as gifts or used as decorations for years to come.
Looking for more May the 4th Resources?
Want them all? The BUNDLE is the BEST VALUE and includes a BONUS pdf file with Additional Activities to round out your May the 4th Celebration. There is a word search, Word Scramble, Coloring pages, and MORE. The MAY THE 4TH ACTIVITY BUNDLE is your best value and will delight your kids.
We also have a growing collection of push pin poke art:
We hope this set of Push Pin Poke Art is helpful in developing fine motor skills and teaching basic embroidery in your Happy Hive!
- Christy, AKA Mrs. Crabtree, and the Happy Hive Homeschooling Team