Weaving on Straws
Here is a really fun and addicting way to weave... on plastic drinking straws! There's no reason to re-write all the directions out, so here is a link to how to weave on straws. If you get stuck, there are plenty of websites with full directions and even videos... simply google "weaving on straws." With this project, I set up the straws ahead of time for the kids. (There were only about 6 or 7 kids there that day.) Kids in grades 3 and up could probably set up the straws themselves. For the youngest kids (kindergarten/ 1st grade) I started them on only 2 or 3 straws and increased the straws with a following weaving. This was a complicated weaving for the kids to get the hang of, but once they started, they were addicted and several kids made multiple weavings.