Encourage children to work on their fine motor skills with this fun weaving activity. Create a colourful gift for someone special.
Younger children will need an adult to supervise when cutting and may need help with weaving.
You will need:
- A piece of recycled cardboard (we used a Micador box)
- Micador jR. Safe Scissors
- PVA Glue
- Yarn (3 even lengths, we used approximately 1m per colour)
- Craft Stick
- When you start, make sure you tie your yarn to the first string to ensure it doesn’t slip through while you’re weaving.
- Every few rows, use your thumbs to push the yarn up the strings to keep it nice and uniform.
Step 1: Construct your loom
Start by making 2cm snips into each end of the cardboard. Make the snips approximately 1cm apart. Using PVA, glue down a strip of card on the bottom of the loom to make the weaving a little easier.
Step 2: String your loom
String your loom by looping the yarn through the snips at each end of the loom starting at the bottom left, finishing at the top right.
Step 3: Time to weave!
Wrap a metre of yarn around your craft stick. Starting from the left edge, guide the yarn through the loom in an under-over pattern. (Under the first string, over the second etc.).
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Step 4: Continue to weave
When you finish a colour, take it to one edge of the loom. Leave a tail of 3cm and tie it to your new colour. Once finished, tie your yarn to the closest string.