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Woven Heart Baskets

Grade: 4-6   •   Age: 8-12   •  Submitted by: Janet Jackson
[Janet is from Hermiston, OR]

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Weaving with paper/

What You Need:

  • Construction paper &/or gift wrap
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue &/or stapler (to attach handles)

What You Do:

  1. Cut 1 strip about 1 inch by 7 inches (to be used as basket handle).

  2. Cut 2 (from contrasting papers) 3 inches by 7 to 8 inches rectangles.

  3. Fold in half and round the cut ends.

  4. Mark and cut in 3 inches from fold, 4 three-quarter inch wide strips, as for a Japanese lantern, leaving the rounded ends in tact.

  5. Weave the folded strips through each other [the first folded "strip" of #1 goes around first folded strip of #2, then through #2's second strip, around #2's third strip, and through #2's fourth strip.

  6. Repeat with #1's second strip -except in reverse order [ie., through #2's first strip, around #2's second strip, through the third strip and around the fourth strip.

  7. Weave #1's third strip with directions for #1's first strip.

  8. Weave the fourth strip as was done with the second strip.

  9. Attach the handle with either glue or with a stapler.

  10. You can decorate the individual squares formed by the weave [as some of our students have done, or leave "plain".

  11. The basket size can vary.

More Valentine's Day Crafts

Available Now:

KinderArt Valentine's Day Coloring Pages - Instant Downloads
The KinderArt KinderColor Valentine's Day Download includes 20 Coloring Pages, 3 Valentine's Day Frames and 2 Color, Cut and Fold Valentine's Day Cards
Download yours today!

Recommended Books:

Valentine's Day Crafts
by Arlene Erlbach (Author), Herb Erlbach (Author)
Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do

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