More paper weaving activities for the last week of April. This week show your support for the NHS and frontline staff with a great take on the rainbow art that is popping up everywhere:
For your Rainbow Heart Paper Weaving you will need:
- Coloured paper
- Black marker
- Scissors or sharpe blade
How to make Rainbow Heart Paper Weaving
Draw or trace a heart shape onto your piece of paper.
Using scissors cut out your heart shape. Don’t cut along the line though. Leave a couple of millimetres around the outside of the line. This will give you a nice border around the edge of your heart.
Using a ruler and a marker pen, rule lines 1cm apart between the outline of the heart. Then slice along these line using scissors or a sharpe blade. Make sure to leave a border so that you don’t loose your woven pieces in future steps.
Rule 1cm lines along your paper that you are going to weave with. We used rainbow coloured paper, but you can use any colour variations that you like! Cut along the lines to make your weaving strips of paper. This step is great for developing scissor skills. The more accurate you can be with the cutting, the neater your weaving will look
Start weaving! Start from the top of the heart and weave from right to left. Feel free to weave in any direction that you feel most comfortable though! Alternate every second line in and out too, to make a nice pattern. This weaving step takes a bit of concentration and patience.
Once you have filled the entire heart, trim the edges to make a nice neat edge. Use scissors and very carefully snip the excess paper from the ends. And then you have finished!
Carrying on from last week's weaving practice, it's time for more paper folding craft - known as origami.
This week, let's practise our weaving.