I like to do a weaving project with students grades 1-5. They seem to enjoy the process and like to build with their hands. My current 2nd graders created woven crocodile puppets last year and were familiar with the weaving process. This year we created a cup weaving. I purchased paper cups and cut an odd number of notches in each cup starting from the lip down to the bottom seam. Students wrote their name on the bottom with a Sharpie, grabbed a long piece of yarn (about the length of two of Mrs. White's arm spans) and came to the floor. I modeled tying the yarn to one of the notches and we began the weaving pattern over, under, over, under. The challenging part was keeping the yarn tight (but not too tight that the cup was suffocating:). Once we got to the end of a string, the students cut an arm span length, tied it to the previous string, and kept weaving.
2nd Grade Cup Weaving
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