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Circular Weaving with 2nd graders

Weaving is so much fun!  I love using up scraps of yarn, but there are other things you can use too:

  • pipe cleaners (or chenille stems.. what do you call them?)
  • tissue paper rolled up
  • fabric scraps cut into strips
  • ribbons
  • feathers
  • raffia

I started the kids with just yarn pieces.  After 2 days of working, some of the kids were far behind, so then I brought out thicker ribbon, tissue paper and raffia to fill in the gaps.  Some of them colored the edges with markers.

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

5 Responses to Circular Weaving with 2nd graders

  1. Katie Morris says:

    I just started saving meat trays for weaving and printmaking. Thanks for the ideas of other materials in addition to yarn!

    • You’re welcome! I’m glad the post was useful to you.. sometimes I wonder if anyone reads what I write, lol! Sticks are also awesome for straight weavings. Either I gather them myself or have the kids go outside with me to get sticks.

  2. danielle says:

    Hi! What have you started the kids with? I can see you have used a paper plate with string? how did you put the string on the paper plate??

  3. danielle says:

    Have you just poked holes around the outside and weaved the string on in a spider web pattern and then the kids weave through this?

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