I think it'll work if you teach weaving later in the year. In spring I
have them weaving rainbow clouds. The cloud is made with white 9x12
folded paper and slits for weaving are cut on the fold -- just 5 or 6
cuts. I have them weave in 7 strips of paper, the colors in order of
the spectrum (ROY G BIV), 1x12. It is a small project with an
attainable goal. Early finishers often add flowers of cut paper to the
bottom on the colored strips.
Jeannie in PA, k - 5
On Nov 17, 2007, at 3:01 AM, TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest
> From: "Donna Pumphrey"
> Date: November 16, 2007 10:15:38 AM EST
> Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: November 14, 2007
> Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> EASY way to teach paper weaving?
> I just did paper weaving with my second first grade class. It again
> was rough. Our standard course of study says we are to teach this to
> first grade. They can get the first row, but then have trouble
> reversing the process for the second row. I use one color construction
> paper for the weft, then two different colored strips for the weave.
> It doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions???
> Donna Pumphrey