Get Inspired
How Yarn Bombing Grew Into a World Wide Movement
Art in Action. Art has the power to connect communities. We invite your family to think about how art challenges our ways of thinking and has the power to brighten our days. Check out this video about Magda Sayeg, a textile artist who started a world wide movement with yarn and some knitting needles.

Magda Sayeg notes that "we all live in this fast paced, digital world, but we still crave and desire something that's relatable." Magda uses public art as a means of connecting people. When we see art that is out of our ordinary, it makes us stop and think - even if it's as simple as yarn wrapped around a stop sign. Public art urges us to be present, to contemplate our ability to create, and to challenge the ways we relate to the world.
Let's Talk
After watching the video about yarn bombing, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What stood out to you about the art of yarn bombing? Have you ever seen yarn bombing in your neighborhood?

  • Magda talks about the importance of interrupting our busy routines. How do you stay present and mindful during busy times?

  • Have you ever seen art that made you stop and think? How does art impact the way you see the world?

  • Bonus! Pick up some yarn and get knitting! Magda creates beautiful art but says she can't knit a sweater if she tried. What abstract textile art can you come up with?

Do Something
Create Textile Art
Yarn can be used for more than knitting scarves! Check out this derivative of paper mâché and learn how to use glue, water, yarn, and balloons to make beautiful hanging art for your home! Watch this video to learn tips to create beautiful hanging yarn sculptures.

Get creative! Play with color and texture while making art. Pick out yarns with different thickness, weight, and patterns to make your yarn sculptures. We can't wait to see what you create! Snap a picture of your sculpture and tag us at #honeycombathome or @honeycombproject
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Community Connection
Brown Books and Paintbrushes
Help build multicultural libraries for kids! Our friends at Brown Books and Paintbrushes are hosting a pop up series called The Free Black Children's Library where they host an outdoor event for kids from across the city and Illinois to receive multicultural books for their homes. Brown Books and Paintbrushes is a Chicago based organization dedicated to empowering youth through arts, culture, and literacy education.

Your family can participate by ordering a book for the library through the link on their website or by following their instagram to stay updated on new dates for the pop up libraries all across Chicago!
New Honeycomb Pins!
We have a NEW  Honeycomb at Home  pin to add to your collection! After you complete 5 activities,  contact us with your address and pictures of your work. We'll send your pin straight to your door! Share your work on social media and tag #honeycombathome and #thehoneycombproject
Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.