Quarantine Art Activities: Weaving

Updated: May 3, 2020


PAPER WEAVING

Source: @heart_class

Supplies:

  • Paper (two sheets of contrasting color/design)

  • Scissors

  • Glue/Tape

Ages: Preschool and Elementary

Why I Like It: This is a great introduction to weaving concepts! It requires minimal materials and you can scale it to whatever size you need. (Take a mini weaving in the car! Make a large weaving in the yard!)


TIP: Use old artworks (especially ones that have "mistakes") and give them new life!



CARDBOARD LOOM

Source: @careless_threads

Supplies:

  • Cardboard

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • String

  • Assorted yarn

Ages: Elementary to Adult

Why I Like It: Making the loom helps young artists understand the concept of weaving. Once they master simple weaving patterns, they can try adding textures and patterns!






CIRCLE LOOM

Source: @my.little.makes

Supplies:

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Assorted yarn

Ages: Elementary and Middle School

Why I Like It: Reminiscent of a spider's web, this project will automatically intrigue young artists! It is a great project to take in the car (just make sure you cut yarn ahead of time!).






WRAPPED STICKS

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