Craft Ideas for Kids - Autumn Nature Weaving
Autumn is such a gorgeous season with abundant colours and a distinctive smell in the air. It's time to start lighting indoor fires, roasting chestnuts and getting crafty.
We wanted to bring autumnal colours inside our home so we gathered lots of different shapes/sizes of leaves and flowers that were still in bloom and created our own nature weaving. We have it propped up against the window so that when the sun shines in, it glows and grows more beautiful as it slowly dries.
Here's how to recreate our nature weaving:
You will need: weaving circle (we sell a beautiful wooden weaving circle by Grimm's in large and small), warp yarn and a mixture of leaves and flowers.
Gather lots of lovely leaves and flowers.
Use a variety of textures, colours and shapes.
Cotton warp yarn (you can use any yarn or thread).
Tie a knot.
Start to create your weave pattern. Either use every single wooden ball or miss one in every three depending on how close you want your weave to be.
Keep going around the weaving circle.
Keep going until you get to where you started.
When you are finished, tie a knot.
Start to weave in your leaves. Be symmetrical or random.
Experiment with colours and shapes.
Add flowers, seeds, berries.
Keep adding until you are happy with your weaving.
A close up of the textures and colours we used.
Our finished autumnal nature weaving.