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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weaving Wonders Camp Part 5

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. 
 

2 comments:

Pam Speaker said...

I love this project! Great idea of setting them up ahead of time for younger grades. When I went back to school to get my teaching certification one of my professors had everyone make a straw weaving, then we stitched them all together into a huge blanket and gave it to a fellow art ed student who was in a bad motorcycle accident that year. Love your blog!!

Marcia said...

Thanks! It was a fun project, but I definitely recommend it for older kids or if you have a small group ratio. Once they got the hang of it though, they really took off with it and made multiples. :)

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