- Thursday, 05 January 2012
Weaving is an ancient art form that today's kids still enjoy. Kids can create their own loom and weave while they are on the go with a variety of materials.
- To make the cardboard loom, cut 8 half inch slits, evenly spaced, at the narrow ends of the rectangle.
- To string the loom, tape the end of a ball of yarn on the back of the cardboard. Run the yarn through the first slit so it is now on the front. Bring the yarn to the opposite slit so it is on the back. Wrap the yarn around the tab and bring through the next slit. Continue until your run the yarn through the last slit. Tape the yarn on to the back of the cardboard and cut from the ball.
- To weave, tape one end of an 18" piece of yarn to a craft stick and tie the other end to the first string on the loom. Starting at the bottom of the loom, run the craft stick under and over the yarn.
- When you reach the other side of the loom, pull the yarn all the way through and slide the yarn down. Come back the other way using the same technique. To add a new color of yarn, remove the yarn from the craft stick and tie a new piece of yarn to the old yarn.
- When you finish weaving, tie end of the weaving yarn to the last yarn on the loom. Turn the loom to the back and cut the yarn looped between the two notches. Remove the weaving from the loom. Starting at the left, tie the first two loose strings together in two knots close to the weaving. Do the same with the next strings pairing them off.