Have you ever tried Circle Weaving? How about Record Circle Weaving?
You may have seen our post early last week on Instagram of Miss5’s most recent project! I scored a bunch of old records from Reverse Garbage for next to nothing and I just had to do something fun with them! This Barbra Streisand record had, had its day on the turntable. It was time to bring it back to life in a new, creative way!
Miss5 has recently become interested in more intricate projects. This weaving activity was a great starter for her as she practiced her fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, patience & concentration. Records are obviously before her time, so she was pleasantly surprised what she was actually weaving on!
We used all white yarn (so we could paint it after) but this would also look great with different types of yarn!
Do you have some old records lying around that you’re not using anymore? Why not give this weaving activity a go!? They’d look great hanging on the wall!
Record Circle Weaving – here’s how its done!
Step 1. Prepare your record – The lovely Agnes at Hello, Wonderful has a great tutorial for preparing your circle loom. I made small slits in the record (just enough for the yarn to sit in) with scissors.
Step 2. Once your record is prepared, tie the yarn you wish to weave with to the centre.
Step 3. Start weaving around the circle, over & under.
Step 4. Once you have completed the circle to your desired size (we stopped with about 3 rings to go, so you could still tell it was a record), tie off, then cut the remainder of the yarn. I tucked the little tied bit underneath the weave so you couldn’t see it.
Step 5. Start Painting! We used Micador Water Colours – personally I think it turned out beautiful!
Here’s a few other Weaving activities we love!
Easy Circle Cardboard Weaving for Kids – hello, Wonderful
Paper Plate Weaving – Tinkerlab
Paper Plate Shape Weaving – Fun with Mama
Wallhanging Weave – Art Bar Blog
Toilet Roll Bracelet Weaving – MollyMoo Crafts
Do your kids enjoy weaving? What are your favourite weaving activities? Share your favourites with us under the #craftyliving or #craftylivingkids hashtags!