Paper weaving crafts are a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and you end up with such fun art to display when you are done. This variation on a traditional paper weaving art project uses wavy lines to create a fun pattern.
There’s no wrong way to do this. You could cut some lines straight and some wavy. Some zig zagged and some diagonal.
- Construction paper
- a frame (optional)
Choose the paper you’d like to use as the base for your project. Fold your paper in half (length-wise or width-wise works just be sure your paper strips that you’ll cut later match in length) and cut in wavy strips on the folded edge, leaving 1-2 inches of paper uncut. You can get a bit creative with this. Try doing one cut wavy and the next straight. Do this all the way across your paper.
Cut strips of construction paper in 1 inch strips. These don’t have to be exact. A few imperfections add to the charm of this project. We threw in some strips of scrapbook paper for variety. You could even use newspaper or wrapping paper. Get creative.
Weave the paper strips through your cut paper.
Older kids should be able to do this themselves. Younger kids may need a bit of help.
This looks awesome framed when you are done. You could have your child make one to match the color scheme of her bedroom and frame it as part of a gallery wall or just hang it on the fridge for a few days.
Did you ever do paper weaving art as a kid?
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