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Weaving Looms For Beginners
Just when you think you know your kids, they come home and announce they want to learn how to weave. At least that’s what happened to me! My son’s elementary school class made cardboard looms and did a small weaving project. He loved it so much, he came home wanting to make a scarf!
I love to encourage my child’s creativity. Weaving is a great skill for kids to learn. Plus, it is fun! Weaving develops fine motor skills and improves children’s concentration.
At first, I tried making a DIY cardboard loom for him. I quickly saw that a larger project like a scarf was not going to turn out very well using it. We needed a real weaving loom for beginners.
I read reviews for Made By Me! Super Weaving Looms for beginners ages 6 and up. My son and I decided this wooden loom kit would work great for us. It includes everything you need to make a scarf and a small bag for under $20 shipped.
My sister suggested another great kids loom option. Her daughter’s first grade Montessori classroom uses the Melissa and Doug Weaving Loom. It is similar to the one we got and is suggested for children ages 6 and up.
The Melissa and Doug loom is designed to sit up on a table or other flat surface. The Made By Me! Super Weaving Loom is not. It is a handheld lap loom. Both of these wooden weaving looms get good reviews for children and adults to use for all sorts of yarn craft projects.
Yarn crafts for kids include ideas like a scarf, a handbag, a beanie and more. We have found tons of helpful weaving tutorials online. I definitely recommend watching some YouTube videos to help you get started. Online videos helped me and my son to quickly learn the basics about how to use a weaving loom.
Do you have a crafty child? Has your child tried any yarn crafts like weaving yet? Let me know in the comments below.