From there, the colours are arranged into a weaving plan. The plan can include shapes or simply sections of colour in stripes. For an added challenge, students can take on more complex shapes and weaving patterns.
After finalizing a weaving pattern, students transfer the drawing onto a pre-made cardboard loom. This drawing will act as the weaving map.
After the weaving map is completed, the warp strings can be added. These pre-made looms are great for this age group because they don't require a lot of finger strength and strings stay in place very well.
Now start weaving! Under-Over-Under-Over....
As the project is completed I will share the finished products alongside their plans. Stay tuned!
Simple weaving vocabulary guide, download the pdf on the Teacher Resources tab!
Project inspired by http://newcityarts.blogspot.com/2011/11/third-grade-weaving-part-1.html