Kids Craft Activity - Learn to weave with this gorgeous colourful llama

(and all you need is cardboard, scissors, coloured pens and wool! so lets get going!)

Colourful Llama kids craft activity



Draw your llama

STEP 1


Draw out your llama on a piece of card. We used a cardboard envelope from the recycling, be sure its single ply but reasonably thick.











Cutting slots for the warp thread

STEP 2


Now cut out the llama and mark with pencil where the warp will go. Do this by making 8 or 10 pencil marks on the top and bottom of the llama's middle (see diagram).
















Tying off the thread at the back of your weave
Your llama weave card with its warp thread

STEP 3


Now thread the wool in the first and last slots and tie. Snip off any loose ends.








How to add a tassle to your weaving

STEP 4


Then wrap the wool around until it looks like the diagram and tie the end to the knot you already made at the back.







How to begin your weaving

STEP 5


Make the tassles by measuring approximately 6 x 10cm pieces of wool then place them over 2 strands of warp and feed through the middle. Pull to the bottom of the weave.


TOP TIP!!

Make sure you do all your tassles now before starting to weave or you may run out of room.












How to weave your llama's blanket

STEP 6


Now start your weave. Simple tuck the end of your wool through the warp (see the picture) and start weaving. If you'd like to change to another colour, just cut and tuck the end of this wool in and start with the new wool, tucking the end in and weaving.









STEP 7


Once you have woven all the colours you want and you can't fit any more in. Cut the wool leaving about an inch of wool and again tuck it into the warp. You can push the weave down so there's no gaps.


That's it you're done!

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