Toddler Weaving Loom

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By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.

DIY Toddler Weaving Loom by 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.

2 - materials for kids weaver

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.

3 - removing frame elements and marking drill points

4 - sanding the drilled holes

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.

5 - painted frame and cutting wire

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.

6 - inserting wire into weaver

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.

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Jennifer will be sharing DIY projects, home decor ideas, and other budget friendly inspiration to help transform your house into an authentic home. Jennifer lives in San Diego with her military husband and their toddler son—so you can expect some kid friendly crafts, too! She believes you don’t need the biggest budget or the largest space to start creating a home true to its inhabitants. Her favorite crafts are adapting off-the-shelf items into affordable projects. Catch up with Jennifer at her blog born from decorating paralysis, Brave New Home.

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2 Responses
  1. Becky :

    Date: November 9, 2013 @ 1:57 PM

    so it’s a 1 time use loom? Unless you pick it out all the time which seems rather tedious.

  2. Jennifer @ Brave New Home :

    Date: November 23, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

    Pretty much! I designed it for my three-year-old so my focus was more on creating a “loom” that his little fingers could navigate rather than producing (and re-producing) fabric.

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