Quarantine Art Activities: Weaving

Updated: May 3


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

Source: @my.little.makes

Supplies:

  • Found sticks

  • Yarn or embroidery thread

  • Glue

  • Adornments (googly eyes, texture, etc)

Ages: Preschool and Elementary

Why I Like It: Kids love sticks! You can make an afternoon of this activity - from scavenging for the right kind of sticks, to wrapping them, to decorating, and then playing with them!



SUMI-INSPIRED BRACELET KITS

Source: @northhousefolkschool

Supplies:

Ages: Teen to Adult

Why I Like It: A kit is the perfect way to dive into a new craft. Buy one with a friend and enjoy learning together!







String Bag

Source: @rosepearlman

Supplies:

  • String or yarn

  • Hoop

  • Clothespins

Ages: Teen to Adult

Why I Like It: I love projects that support sustainability. And...you don't need to be a knitter to learn this project!

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