DIY Weaving Loom

Weaving is such a great fine motor and focus building exercise, which is why I try to encourage LittleMan and Tink to do it whenever possible. Unfortunately, space is of concern for us at the moment so a giant loom is just not practical in our tiny apartment.
Montessori Inspired Weaving from Suzy Homeschooler
We were using a cookie cooling rack from Dollar Tree to practice weaving pipe cleaners but the children were ready for an upgrade.

I saw these popsicle stick looms at Buggy and Buddy, and I immediately wanted them for LittleMan and Tink.
Homemade Loom from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
We didn’t have popsicle sticks on hand and my ribbon scraps are buried at the bottom of a closet waiting to be reorganized. So I made do with some sticks from the small world play stash and some yarn I picked up for 75% off during the last seasonal sale. To attach the sticks to one another I used some colorful duct tape we had left over from another project.
Homemade Loom from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
I *love* the end result.
Homemade Loom from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
And the children seem to be enjoying it as well. After these pictures were taken, LittleMan asked me to make a second loom so they wouldn’t have to take turns. How could I say no to such a request?
Homemade Loom from Suzy Homeschooler (4)

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2 Comments to DIY Weaving Loom

  1. I am interested in the idea. I have a q how to remove the finished thing from this grid? How to finish ends to make it usable?

    • Now that is an excellent question. I know there is a way to finish edges and remove it because I’ve seen others do it on similar (albeit larger) looms however I’m not sure of the process. My children mainly use this for process art. They weave a few strands then take those strands out and re-weave them. They’ve never actually finished the entire loom much less wanted to preserve their work so I just don’t know. I have no personal experience with that process.

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