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....

  1. Ages: 5 - 8

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    "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!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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