Throughout the week I have been having five minute blasts of fun experimenting with simple paper weaving. This would be another great craft activity for children. Very easy to resource and quick to learn.
I have so far created these:
You can measure and draw out faint guide lines if precision is your thing, but that is not my 'style'!I have laminated the little swatches and have a few vague notions of what they are destined to be. For now I am simply enjoying admiring them! As they have been laminated they can now be cut into various shapes. I thought about cutting out letters to spell out words, now I think I am going to try and find a simple chicken template. I also thought about making a 'Love heart Garland'. I remembered a tutorial I came across for making 'Woven Paper Hearts'. These little hearts are traditionally Danish and are made for St Lucia's Day which is December the 13th. Children hang these hearts on the Christmas Tree and they get filled with a Cookie or Sweets. I read most Danish children can make these hearts easily by the time they are ten years old. If a ten year old can do it. I felt confident having a go. Here is a good tutorial At Gingerbread Snowflakes. I think these turned out quite well after a couple of rejects!
Lucky Stars' with the intention of making a Lucky Star Garland. Origami 'Lucy Stars' are described as the 'easiest and most well known of Origami Creations' but so far my 'Lucky Stars' have not turned out to be 'Star shaped' let alone Lucky.