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Re: Weaving with young children

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skygeoff_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 05:46:43 PDT


I have a cute idea for weaving with kindergarten or first grade. Have them wind
the warp tightly around a styrofoam meat tray the long way . Wrap it around about
seven times so the warp threads are about half an inch apart. Tape yarn on the
back with masking tape to hold it in place. (You could do this step for them but
I've had first graders do it successfully.) Then they weave about a dozen pieces
of pre-cut yarn (cut it about 10" long depending on the width of the meat tray) at
the bottom of the tray. This will be turned around so the weft threads are at the
top so it will resemble hair. It could be cut by the children if they want a girl
or boy look. Add a little paper collage face that is slipped under the warp
threads and glued to the tray. Now you have a kid face with woven hair.

Sky