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Easy How to Draw a Basket Weave Tutorial

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Basket Weave. Add some shading to make it look extra dimensional.

Basket Weave Drawing

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If you normally have your students learn about weaving by working with paper, and online lessons are making that difficult, then this how to draw a basket weave exercise might be a good Plan B.

Drawing the overlapping strips, and then erasing the extra lines will demonstrate to students how a proper weave is supposed to look. If your students tend to miss the fact that each row needs to be the opposite of the one before it, then a drawing might help them absorb the concept so they know what to check for when really weaving later on.

Tip: Although this idea can certainly work with a few more or less strips, getting carried away and making many more is not recommended. In the end the strips might be so thin that they will be difficult to shade (the most fun to color, if you ask me!)

Materials to draw a Basket Weave

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Basket Weave Drawing Directions

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw Basket Weaving

  1. Draw a vertical strip in the center.

  2. Add a strip on either side.

  3. Draw a horizontal strip.

  4. Add two more strips underneath.

  5. Add final strip near bottom.

  6. Erase the horizontal lines shown.

  7. Erase the vertical lines shown.

  8. Trace with a marker.

  9. Use two similar colors to fill with main shade and “shaows”

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