Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cardboard Loom Weaving....

After making the hula hoop loom for the 7 year old, the 3 year old twins wanted to weave....
So I got the cardboard box that our organic milk from Costco, comes in (it's amazing stuff!), cut half inch slits on both sides, about half an inch apart, then wound the the yarn around the slits. One of the 3 year olds LOVED it... She took to it right away, and figured out under over under over quickly. What I helped her with was making sure, when she pulled the yarn through not to pull it too tight.
Her favorite part besides saying under over, under-over, was pushing the thread down after it was pulled through. She was so thrilled when we were done, she said it was a blanket for her tiny, blanket, lamby. So fun, project time was about 2 hours (would be much faster for an older child with help.)

1 comment:

  1. YES! SJ and Lizzy would love this... more craft posts please