Using push pin poke art makes practicing fine motor skills so much fun! !
Did you also know you can use this versatile resource to teach basic embroidery making push pin poke art a great activity for ALL your children!
Using these Push Pin Poke Art Patterns for St. Patrick's Day 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.
Happy Hive Homeschooling pin poke patterns come in BOTH black and white and color for stunning effects.
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET IN PIN POKE ART- ST. PATRICK'S DAY:
10 – Color and Black & White patterns
- Leprechaun Hat – Top O The Morning
- Horseshoe and Shamrocks – Lucky
- Girl in Leprechaun Hat
- 4 leaf clover – Make A Wish
- Bouquet of Shamrocks – Happy St. Patrick’s Day
- Rainbow into a pot of gold – You’re my Pot of Gold
- Large Pot of gold/ rainbow
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.
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We hope this set of Push Pin Poke Art is helpful in developing fine motor skills and teaching basic embroidery in your Happy Hive!