I saw this simple weaving for Kids project on Pinterest (thank you to Artrageous Afternoon!) and loved it immediately. It’s a great way to make a little weaving project have more life than just sitting on a shelf or wall somewhere.
- Corrugated cardboard
- Hole punch, heavy duty
- Old paper cutter, recommended
- Cut chipboard to 2.5″ x 4.5″ or so. Four notches are cut in the top and bottom. Use a hole punch to make holes as shown. I bought a heavy duty punch from Michaels to work on thick cardboard.
- Students wind one strip of yarn around the cardboard, sliding in notches as shown. The beginning and end is taped to the back side.
- Yarn is woven back and forth, tying off the ends and trimming when complete.
- Beads are strung up on more yarn and tied to the bottom of the weaving.
- A long strand of yarn is cut, strung through the top hole, filled with a few more beads, and tied to a good necklace length. I love how thrifty this project is. For the cost of a little yarn and container of beads, you have a great weaving project for an entire class.