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Weaving not only creates a fabulous work of art, it can be a wonderful group activity and is also excellent for working those little fingers.

We have done group weavings in the past using a big box …

sticks …

and fences.

At Dover Street Preschool they did weaving on a wooden frame.


We found an old bike on the roadside rubbish and took off the wheels.

Looks a bit sad, doesn’t it?

We added some ribbons and wool…

and let the children go for it!

Weย popped it up on the fence when it was finished. OK, so three year olds aren’t great weavers, but they worked together as a team and had fun!

Next time we might try weaving this tennis racquet – we’ll keep you posted.

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8 Responses to “weaving magic”

  1. Deborah says:

    You and Scott both posted on Weaving today! I didn’t get the memo!! I love all the different ways you can weave indoors and outdoors!

    ::: Ahhhh that Scotty … He’s been in our head space again Deborah! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I was going to ask how old the kids were but then saw the bike wheel. I’ve tried weaving with Jack but he just doesn’t seem to be able to manage it too well. Think maybe he is just a little too little. I love weaving though, just have to be patient I guess ๐Ÿ˜€

    ::: Kate we think the secret is to just let them weave how THEY want to weave and not be too concerned about the whole in, out, in, out process. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. SO fun and love all the different looms. Thanks for sharing.

    ::: You’re very welcome, as always Melissa. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. LOVE the variety of looms. We used a laundry basket and ribbons – I now have the most glamorous time doing the washing (ha ha) x

    ::: WOW … What a great way to turn the laundry into a glorious experience Julie! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Bianca says:

    Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I love weaving and I always find you need a novel approach to entice the children. Your stick sculpture worked beautifully for my children last year but I can see the wheels being a real draw card – especially for some of my weaving phobic boys…now I’ll need to carry a spanner in my handbag so that I’m ready to pounce when I see that roadside rubbish ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ You ladies always make my life more interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    ::: Hee hee hee … We can just see with that spanner in hand raiding people hard rubbish too Bianca! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Donna McGinnis says:

    i love these ideas…we are indoors for day too at my home daycare…in the past I made looms from foam trays and the results were great from older kids who have now moved on to Big Kid school! All twos and 3’s this year…I will be looking around the house to see what we can weave today! Thanks for the great ideas