Weaving is an art form that has been around for centuries. It had very practical uses in society as well as being a true art form. In this lesson students will gain basic knowledge and experience of weaving. The students will create a simple leaving project and create a fun fall decoration! With this easy design children will get the basic idea of weaving and be able to build on this knowledge with future projects.
Basic Weaving Vocab:
Weaving: The art form of taking cloth or fabric on a loom by interlacing thread, yarn or other fiber. For this project we will use paper.
Loom: The structure which a waving is created
Warp: These are the threads running lengthwise on the loom, it is placed on the loom first and is the basic structure you use to start the weaving art form.
Weft: These are the threads that are weaved across the warp to create the final product called the web.
Web: The product of your weaving
Step 1: Materials Needed
One Green 9" × 12" sheet of construction paper
One Brown 9"X12" sheet of construction paper
Black & Brown Crayons
Several Strips of Fall color construction paper cut from 9"X12" Sheets in 1" strips
A bottle of School glue per student