Each set of Poke Art designed by Homeschool Holiday can be poked, painted or sewn - all three of these activities will strengthen a child's fine motor skills as well as their creative minds. Our Pictures come in both color and black and white printable pages.
THIS SET OF 13 MONTHLY HOLIDAY DESIGNS IS AN AMPED UP LEARNING EXCLUSIVE. IT IS NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER ONLINE MARKETPLACE!
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.
All Homeschool Holiday Push Pin Poke Art is created with DOTS, not dashes so it is clear even for the youngest children where to poke, paint or sew.
Color before or after poking
Use the backside after poking for a unique sensory experience.
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET IN PUSH PIN POKE ART- 13 MONTHLY HOLIDAY PICTURES
13 - Color and Black & White patterns
- JANUARY - BABY NEW YEAR
- FEBRUARY - VALENTINE
- MARCH - POT OF GOLD/RAINBOW
- APRIL - BUNNY
- MAY - FLOWER
- JUNE- SANDCASTLE
- JULY - FIREWORKS OVER CITY
- AUGUST - WATERMELON SLICE
- SEPTEMBER - PENCIL
- OCTOBER - JACK-O-LANTERN AND BAT
- NOVEMBER - TURKEY
- DECEMBER - SANTA OR SNOWMAN
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.