April 28, 2020  |   Textiles, Making, Creativity

The traditional practice of weaving to create cloth, gets a new twist.

Kimberly Kay introduces to different ways you can weave together materials to create something that is functional beautiful or both. 

Materials | Supplies

  • yarn
  • ribbon
  • fabrics strips
  • strips of plastic bags
  • scissors
  • paper plate, cardboard circle, or small loom
  • ruler
  • pencil, pen, marker

Concepts Explored

  • patterns
  • fine motor skills
  • eye-hand coordination
  • symmetry
  • pre-writing skills

Discovery Starters

Did you notice that some materials were easier to weave with? Why?

What happens if your try a different pattern that over/under?

Could you weave with other materials?

Explore Further

How many examples of woven materials can you find in your house?

How could weaving be used to recycle items? 

Additional Resources

Instructables website: How to make t-shirt yarn

Lion Brand Yarn website: How to weave

Amazeum You Weaving Activity Guide

Amazeum You Plushie Pillows