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.
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.
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.
I *love* the end result.
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?