Cardboard Weave

Cardboard Weave

A simple and very easy way to learn to weave yarn! We used a stick and a piece of cardboard to make this pretty sampler....

Ages:
4 - 9
Est. Time:
1-2 hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cardboard scrap
  2. yarn
  3. tape
  4. stick
  5. scissors
  1. We tried weaving with different tools, but found this stick method to be the easiest for Madeleine to maneuver. We just put the stick in the pencil sharpener to make it a little pointed.

  2. Maddie chose her first yarn, and we wound it around the cardboard, and taped it on the back.

  3. We cut a length of string, and tied and wound it around the stick, and began the weave.

  4. You could use all different sorts of textures...ribbons, twines, yarns...for this one we kept it simple with yarns.

  5. Soon she was done, and we cut down the middle on the back, and she tied all the ends together.

  6. "What are you going to do with it? You could make it into a bracelet...." I asked her, wondering if we needed to leave on the strings, "Or a rug for your Barbie house..." "I'm going to use it for a washcloth for my baby dolls!" Perfect!