make it: weaving with kids

by mari

DIY Weaving wall hangings with yarn for kids

It’s taking all my willpower to not run over to Birdie’s school and bring her home to make one of these right this second. LIke. Right. Now. Leave it to Bar to come up with the perfect way to take the quickly rising weaving trend, make it approachable for kids, and beautiful too. You’ll have to stop by Art Bar Blog for the full how-to, and then we can all make a ton of these to give as Christmas gifts! Or horde them all for ourselves. I may just do that.


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1 Bar September 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

Oh my goodness Mari, thank you so much for sharing the weaving love!!! I’m so appreciative of your enthusiasm and support. Now…start weaving! I’m sure you’ll put your cool, mod twist on it so make sure to show us all when you’re done! xoxo Bar


2 mari September 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

xoxo my dear!!


3 jillian March 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm


I am compiling a list of projects to do with kids for a summer camp & I looove these weavings! Is it OK if I use a photo for our site? We’ll be sure to credit you

thanks :)


4 Mari, Small for Big March 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

Hi Jillian,
Yes, you can use one photo with credit and link to Small for Big (this post). Have fun, thanks!


5 Kristina June 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

I am excited to do these with a group of kids at camp next week. When/How do you add the twig at the top? Thanks!


6 mari June 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

HI Kristina, refer to these excerpts from the post:
1. Technically, you are now done with your weaving. Hooray! But if you want to embellish with pom-poms and beads, and hang it on a twig, then read on….

…and then

3. To attach the weaving to the twig, cut a piece of yarn, about a foot long, and string it through the needle. Starting on one end, loop the threaded needle through the top of the weaving and around the twig, wrapping the twig all the way until the end. Tie knots on either end, then trim and use masking tape to tape the ends to the back.

Hope this helps!!


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