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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

* Cereal Box Weaving: Homemade Looms!



While playing with ideas for the 
Tinkerlab Cardboard challenge,
the girls and I made some 
homemade cardboard looms
out of empty cereal and granola bar boxes. 



"C" has always wanted to try weaving like her big sister,
she covets her big sister's "real" loom. 


So, we made her a few little cardboard looms
and set her up with a basket of ribbons, 
scissors, and some pre-threaded looms
to practice her "under, over, under, over" weaving. 


I marked off some evenly spaced lines on each piece of cardboard
and snipped them with scissors. 


Then, we wrapped our "looms" with 
RAINBOW yarn


Tied the excess yarn on the back. 


Another little loom. 


"C" trying her first piece of yarn. 

Under, Over. 
Under, Over. 
Under, Over. 

She was a natural - this kid has killer fine motor skills!



Then, I got done my "ribbon box" 
and let her pick out whichever ribbons she liked.

I think this was her favorite part!


"C" working on her little loom with Tiger. 


The finished masterpiece!


I also made a skinny loom
with the side flap from a box. 

(Mama wanted to weave too!)


Should have cut more slits,
only had 4 pieces of yarn to work with!

(That's what I get for not counting or measuring 
and just eye-balling it!)


Oh well....it was still fun to weave 
a Super-Skinny, Itty Bitty Bookmark, 
Barbie Scarf, 
Stuffed animal collar....


Happy Weaving!


Fondly,
pink and green mama, MaryLea




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