Instead of working with wool roving like I had initially intended this week, we ended up starting a weaving project. We have not finished them yet but I wanted to share some photos. I will be leaving them out for the next week or two so they can sit down and work at it when they like.
First I cut out approximately a 4″x8″ rectangle of card board (the flaps of an Amazon box actually). I then cut seven 1/4″ deep notches along both the top and bottom… about 1/4″ apart. I taped a piece of yarn to the back and then wrap the yarn from bottom to top through the notches. I cut the yarn and taped down the end to the back as well.
Then I let the kids pull out a bunch of yarn from my stash and cut about 8″ long pieces. I think this is their favorite part… getting to take scissors to my yarn (I did lock away the really good stuff). They love the fuzzy fun furs and the nubby yarns that I have left over from making our farm mat.
Bug and Fairy had no problem figuring out the weaving process. I thought it was going to take a lot more demonstration then it did. One quick example and they were at it.
I will post an update when we finish them.