Weaving on a Cardboard Loom
What you'll need
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Recycled piece of cardboard
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Pair Of Scissors
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Marker, Pen, Or Pencil
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Ruler (optional)
Cotton string (any kind)
Tape (any kind)
Variety of yarn, ribbons, or fabric scraps ...use what you find at home!
Fork (optional)
Words to know!
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First, find a piece of recycled cardboard. It can be any size (this one is about 5”x7”)
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If a ruler is nearby, line it up with the bottom of your loom. Make a mark every 1/2 (half) inch.
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If a ruler isn’t available, use your finger to space out your marks.
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Make the same spaces on the top of your loom. There must be an ODD number - very important!
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Make a small cut on each mark on the top and bottom of the loom.
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Tape your string on the back of the loom - on the side.
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Use one long piece of string. Place the string through each slot as you wrap it around.
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Cut the string and tape it on the back. The back of your loom should look like this. You’re ready!
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Cut a long piece of yarn, string, or ribbon
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Tie a knot around the end warp string. Always leave a yarn “tail” as long as your finger!
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Let’s go! Over, under, over, under, over, under...
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Your first row should look like this.
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Move up to the second row and keep going.
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The second row is the opposite of the first row.
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When you are done with a color, tie a knot around the side warp string. Squish with a fork!
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To start a new color, tie a knot around the side warp string on the other side.
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Tie a knot and squish!
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Don’t forget to check along the way :)
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Almost done! Stop weaving when you have a little room left at the top.
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Cut the warp strings 2 at a time. Tie in a double knot at the bottom of your weaving.
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You’ll have an extra string, so tie it to the knot next door.
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Tie the warp strings at the top and remove the cardboard loom. It will look something like this!
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You can tuck the end strings into your weaving, or just cut them off. Your choice!
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Decide how to display your new tapestry!
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Show off your hard work!
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