This wonderful activity by Days with Grey is great for girls & boys. Weaving can easily be adjusted to children from 3yrs upwards. By adjusting the loom, you increase the levels of intricacy needed to weave, thereby giving older children more of a challenge. It’s also tons of fun too 🙂
Making a Loom
- Use a piece of cardboard or cereal box. Cut one-inch lines on either end of the cardboard, repeat all the way down the cardboard. Use less strings for younger age groups. The image below is suitable for a 3 yr old and has 3 lines of string. A good measure is one string for each year.
- Thread yarn or string from one end to the other and knot at the back. Keep the string tension tight, but not too tight that it bends the cardboard.
- Tape the loom to the table to hold it steady.
- Use ribbon or strips of paper to weave.
Why Weaving is Great for Young Kids
Fine movements helps to strengthen their pencil grip
Improves hand-eye coordination
Allows them to be creative
Hones their fine motor skills
Increases focus and concentration
Teaches them to follow a pattern
Weaving is a great activity for kids and adults to do when everyone’s stuck indoors. Why not make a loom and weave some great rainbow colour patterns.