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Branch Loom Weaving


Branch Loom Weaving

[30 Minutes]

Bring home some interesting natural materials from a walk with your child. Then use them to make a natural weaving.

You'll need:

• small branches • natural objects (straw, sea grass, dried flowers, leaves) • yarn in assorted colors • thin ribbon • hammer and nail

What to do:

  1. Tie or nail a large branch securely to a post or other temporary stand. Be sure it is below your child's eye-level.
  2. Wind 2' to 4' of each color yarn into small balls.
  3. Tie the end of the first ball of yarn onto the branch.
  4. Show your child how to wind it around the twigs. Repeat with the other balls of colored yarn.
  5. Weave the natural materials into the design.
  6. 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?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills, eye/hand coordination and creativity.

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