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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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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