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Large Group Weaving on a Garden Fence

Thank you to all who voted for my blog in the AOE Blog of the Year contest.  While I did not win, I am still happy to have been a finalist.  Congrats to all of the bloggers in the contest!

Today I am going to show you a super fun project that my students worked on this week.

weaving on a garden fenceThis summer we planted a garden.  My husband diligently set up a plastic fence to keep out the rabbits.  We watered it and were proud of ourselves.  Within a couple weeks, rabbits had bit large holes through the fence and eaten all of our sprouts and seeds.  Total bummer!   Even though we replaced the plastic fence with a wire one and replanted the seeds, it was too late. The only thing we got this summer from our garden were some mini pumpkins.  After removing the plastic fence and rolling it up, I got the idea to save it and use it for a large weaving project!

Big weavingTo prepare for this project, I cut up long strips of fabric and cut off manageable lengths of ribbon.  I had donated pieces of fabric in my stash and I bought a HUGE box of ribbon for very cheap from NAEIR (free membership for teachers, super low prices, but stock rotates daily).

Large group weavingI cut the fence into 4 large pieces and I still have enough leftover to do this project again.  My first graders started the group weaving and then other kids worked on it throughout the week when they had extra time.

Making a collaborative weavingThe directions I gave were to tie the strip on the edges, weave through the slots and then tie the ends again.  After the weaving was done through each of the slots, I told them to go back in and slide over some of the fabric and fill in gaps wherever they could see through.  They could also tie on little bows or hang pieces from the fencing.

making the weaving Here are the finished weavings hanging in our school.

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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.

11 Responses to Large Group Weaving on a Garden Fence

  1. bklavery says:

    I really like this latest project. Lots of kids can participate and create!

  2. Cindy Cooney says:

    I love your idea! How did you hang the finished pieces? Were they lightweight enough to use tacks on your bulletin board?

  3. Janet Clark says:

    Love this!

  4. Penny Burley says:

    These are beautiful!! Would live to pick your brain sometime about putting a blog together. I am blog illiterate ☺

  5. Darlene Payton says:

    Beautiful! I may give this a try for my kindergarteners and first graders. Thank you!

  6. Courtney says:

    Where did you go to buy the fence?

  7. Vicki says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kate says:

    Love these!! Love your blog!

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