Toddler Weaving LoomNovember 9, 2013 12:30 pm Crafts, Kid's Crafts, Needlearts, Techniques and Mediums
By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.
When we went to a museum on our last family trip, my toddler became engrossed with this little weaving loom the museum had as part of their hands-on kid section. Even though his little fingers weren’t quite able to weave the yarn, we couldn’t pull him away from trying.
When we got back from our trip, I thought about ways to make a weaving loom that would be appropriate for his level of hand-eye coordination. For this project I used a wood frame that I picked up for a dollar, yarn, paint, hot glue, and wire.
I started by removing any frame bits from the frame (like the metal brackets that keep the photo in place). I marked where I would drill holes for the wires to fit through. After drilling my holes, I sanded over the entire surface.
The wood frame received a coat of paint then I started inserting the wire through the holes. I suggest covering the ends of the wire with hot glue or some sort of tape as a safety precaution.
I was planning on using a craft stick to thread the yarn but the wooden dowel that came with the frame ended up being an even better fit so I got glued the end of my yarn to it. I did a few rows of weaving as an example before explaining it to my toddler.