Branch Loom Weaving
Bring home some interesting natural materials from a walk with your child. Then use them to make a natural weaving.
small branches natural objects (straw, sea grass, dried flowers, leaves) yarn in assorted colors thin ribbon hammer and nail
What to do:
- Tie or nail a large branch securely to a post or other temporary stand. Be sure it is below your child's eye-level.
- Wind 2' to 4' of each color yarn into small balls.
- Tie the end of the first ball of yarn onto the branch.
- Show your child how to wind it around the twigs. Repeat with the other balls of colored yarn.
- Weave the natural materials into the design.
- When finished, remove the decorated branch from the temporary stand and talk with your child about where to display this piece of art.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Show me one special thing that you like about your weaving.
- What else could you add to this weaving?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills, eye/hand coordination and creativity.