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5th Grade – Loose Weavings

5th Grade – Loose Weavings

Loose Weaving is a very successful and fun one day project for 4th or 5th graders who have experience weaving. Β You can weave with any paper, I chose to use up some of my painting mats and some painted paper I used for a past project.

Everyone approaches this project differently, this is how I teach it… Β Start with a horizontal and vertical strip perpendicular, with the horizontal strip on top. (I do teach warp and weft, but too confusing to use those terms for this weaving lesson).

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Next, add two more vertical strips, both on top of the horizontal.

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Next, Add a horizontal strip on top and bottom of the original horizontal strip by simply lifting the center vertical and sliding it in snug. Β Once students get this far, the strips are starting to hold themselves together. Β Then they continue with no trouble, following the rules of weaving… over, under, over, under…. and under, over, under, over! Have fun!

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  • Phyl
    Posted at 22:19h, 26 January Reply

    I nev r taught weaving that way, and I don't know why not! They look super!

  • Paintbrush Rocket
    Posted at 10:15h, 27 January Reply

    Thanks! They are fun! Takes no time at all, the kids love a quick project in between a couple longer ones.

  • Angela C.
    Posted at 10:24h, 27 January Reply

    So great job!

  • Mary Blanco
    Posted at 11:34h, 29 January Reply

    Beautiful! A practical question… What type of bottles do you have your glue in?

  • Mary Blanco
    Posted at 16:48h, 29 January Reply

    Beautiful! A practical question… What type of bottles do you have your glue in?

  • Paintbrush Rocket
    Posted at 12:42h, 02 February Reply

    I fill tie-dye bottles with glue…I HATE glue bottles! LOL! I cut the tips fairly wide, they almost never get clogged. The kids do well, they have learned how to use them, I use old Crayola marker caps on top. I have a couple super large bottles I use for my self. They are a dream!

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