Fabric Based Loose Parts add such an artistic dynamic to explorations and creations with children. From fort building in construction to weaving, to dress up, and so much more, the possibilities are endless when it comes to Fabric Based Loose Parts!
Unleash your imagination with this collection of Fabric Loose Parts examples.
Fabric & Fiber Loose Parts
Lace and Ribbon Remnants found at fabric store clearance bin.
Twine is great for construction, collaging in art, hanging documentation, and so much more!
Carpet Samples donated from flooring store present many opportunities for cutting, building, sorting, and many artistic designs.
Doilies are such a creative Loose Part with holes to allow for sewing.
Yarn has endless possibilities and colors! Find at the dollar stores or Fabric Store remnants and clearance bins.
Chiffon or any other big fabric is a fabulous alternative to costumes in dramatic play!
Stretchy Bands found online present another dynamic and experience for children.
Display your fabric scraps on a wine/bottle holder for a beautiful display for children that calls them to play and explore.
List of Fabric Loose Parts
- Embroidery Thread
- Felt Pieces
- Rubber Bands
Examples of Fabric Loose Parts in the Classroom
Fabric hung brings a completely different and beautiful element, and supplying fabric pieces in dramatic play for dress-up fosters creativity.
Wrapping nature or weaving through embroidery hoops is a great way to explore string and ribbon!
Love this idea to create a homemade geoboard with nails and wood plank. Bring in fabric stretchy bands and let the exploring begin!
Pick one area to add Fabric Loose Parts to your room for children to freely utilize and explore.
Then, find another area in your room to hang or drape fabric to bring a unique dimension and defined space to your room. (Be thoughtful on fire codes for your space)
Let’s see how you are using and playing with Fabric in your rooms!
For more information on this topic, don’t miss our in-depth guide How to Get Started with Loose Parts.
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In case you missed the other 6 Types of Loose Parts blog posts, no worries. I included that all right here for you!
- Nature-Based Loose Parts
- Metal Loose Parts
- Plastic Loose Parts
- Glass & Ceramic Loose Parts
- Wood Reuse Loose Parts
- Packaging Loose Parts
What Loose Parts are YOU playing with?
What have your children inevstigate through fabric loose parts?
Daly, Lisa; Beloglovsky, Miriam (2014). Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children. Redleaf Press.
Daly, Lisa; Beloglovsky, Miriam (2016). Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers. Redleaf Press.
Sheridan, Mary; Howard, Justine; Alderson, Dawn (2011). Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years. Routledge.