Tuesday, June 1, 2010

2nd grade weaving

If you want a nice, calm engaging end of the year project for 2nd (and probably 3rd, 4th or 5th) graders, look no further! I found some pieces of burlap in storage and decided to teach some basic sewing/weaving skills to the students. After discussing basic terminology such as loom, warp, weft, needle, eye of the needle and running stitch I demonstrated how to create a basic running stitch in a 6x9 inch piece of burlap. After the students got the hang of this, they were allowed to add beads, and/or sew their initials or other shapes into their weavings.

The final step of this project was adding a large craft stick to the top and bottom of the back of the weaving along with a hanger so their weaving can be hung from the wall.

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