Wednesday, October 22, 2014

5th Grade Weavers

     As part of learning about the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest, we learned that these native people wove cloth on looms.  This was our inspiration!  I have an old Fisher Price loom that I found at a garage sale years ago.  I have students take turns on this loom. 

    Some of my students brought in to school a lid from a shoe box.  This was the basis for our loom.  I cut slits in the two ends of the lid with a mat knife.  Then the students
strung the warp strings of yarn.

     Each student chose a color yarn to weave with.  The weaving took off!    

    Lunch recess can be very educational and  creative!

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