Third grade students have learned about the country of Mali (West Africa) with their Social Studies teacher. In art class, we used colored constriction paper to create a Mud Cloth inspired by Mali. First, students learned about the art of Mud Cloth by exploring the Discovery Mud Cloth website. Next, they split their paper into quarters, and created a different pattern and design in each section. Students used markers on top of the colored construction paper, to add more detail.