(This is a continuation of our week of weaving camp at the preschool last week. See part 1 here.)
Day three I made tiny weaving looms from cardboard and the children got to choose yarn and begin weaving with a tapestry needle. The older children worked independently while the two who are three-years-old, just needed a little guidance from me before they got the hang of it. This was such a small and sweet project with only five strings in the warp that the children were able to maintain interest throughout.
Day four we made straw weaving bracelets.
This was a bit tricky for me to figure out - there are many tutorials on the internet, but the one I found most useful came from the book on the right in the photo below. By taping the warp yarn to the side of the straw on the very top (as opposed to knotting the warped yarns at the top and then taping the knot to a box) made the straws much easier for small hands to navigate. The older children worked with three straws, while the younger with two. I love the result of both equally.
Next post will be our finished woven roof (see the beginnings here)...it turned out beautifully!!
Happy July 1st!!! July? Already?