Basket Weaving for Beginners

What You Need:

  • Paper bowl
  • Yarn (at least three different colors)
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. First, cut a slit from the rim of the bowl to the flat part of the bowl. Don’t go too deep into the bowl, just to where the flat part starts.
  2. Continue to make slits like the first all around the bowl, about two inches apart. For a six inch diameter bowl, it’s about six slits.
  3. Take a piece of yarn about three feet long, and tie it to one of the cut sections of the bowl.
  4. Have your child start weaving the yarn in and out of the slits of the bowl until the yarn runs out.
  5. Then tie another color of yarn where the first piece left off. Have your child continue to weave the yarn in and out of the slits. She’ll be done when she’s woven the yarn to the top of the bowl.
  6. Ask your child what color comes next if you’re doing a pattern (red, yellow, red for instance) and see if she wants to choose the pattern. Talk about how you know what color comes next based on repetition. Then keep on weaving!

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