I’ve been pondering rather a lot these days in regards to the time I did a fiber arts summer season camp at my daughter’s faculty. It was a lot enjoyable exposing children to knitting, crochet, cross sew, weaving and different enjoyable issues to do with yarn and string.
Educating weaving to children is fairly straightforward as a result of they often get some publicity to it naturally in crafts they do at college with woven paper. Most children by first or second grade will perceive the “over beneath” idea. It’s nice for constructing high-quality motor expertise and studying about repetition. It’s additionally tremendous calming and an effective way to make use of little scraps of yarn or strips of cloth you might need in your craft stash.
I really like to begin with a nature stroll and have children pick a stick to a v form. Then you may be taught to weave on a stick, which is a cool factor to show.
Weaving with straws is one other straightforward method to get children began with weaving, and with this tutorial from One Little Project children can simply and shortly make a colourful bangle bracelet.
Making a loom out of a chunk of cardboard is a traditional (if you happen to don’t understand how to do that, try the tutorial from Childhood 101), and whilst you can simply weave on it in a standard means, I really like this venture from Art Teacher in 101, the place she makes use of a cardboard loom to weave a colourful home. That is further cute as a result of you may add buttons or little items of felt to be the home windows and doorways, and each child is certain to make a singular venture.
And when you’ve bought cardboard weaving down, there’s no finish to the issues you may strive. Art Bar has an incredible doodle weaving venture that I actually need to drop all the pieces and make proper now as a result of it’s such a straightforward method to mix leftover bits of yarn and play with weaving in a means that isn’t simply making straight traces. So enjoyable for teenagers and adults!