Have fun making your own weaving wall hanging!

    Ask your grown-up to c
    ut a square of cardboard from an old box.
  • Then cut six small lines into the top and bottom of the cardboard (about 2cm).
  • Loop some lengths of string around the cardboard together, pulling them into the grooves, and tie tightly around the back.
  • Knot a manageable length of coloured wool to the bottom of the right-hand string.
  • Weave in and out of the string with your wool, starting either over or under on alternate threads. 
  • Change the colour of your wool to create a cool stripy weave!

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Younger children benefit from activities like these to build the little muscles in their fingers.

Weaving in and out of the string helps to develop hand/eye coordination and activities using their hands and fingers will help build your child's fine motor skills, making it easier for them to grip their pencil and form letters.