Rainbow Paper Plate Weaving Project #rainbowcrafts
Rainbow Paper Plate Weaving ProjectI've been a bit down in the dumps lately. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because of all of the transitions happening in my life... or lack of sleep... or both. Hopefully I'll feel better once summer starts. In the meantime, I've been doing quite a bit of crafting to cheer myself up. Recently I took my love of rainbow crafts and combined it with my love for paper plate crafts to make... tada! This lovely rainbow paper plate weaving craft! Let's Weave a Rainbow! This post contains affiliate links. This means that I make a teeny tiny bit of money from any purchases made through the Amazon links below. Thank you for your support! For my full disclosure policy, click here. A Little Background and some Tangents... This craft was inspired by Cassie Stephens' awesome woven tree art projects that she did with her 3rd graders. (If you haven't seen this art project, you need to check it out. Seriously. These kids did some gorgeous work!) Instead of doing trees, I made myself a rainbow. Oh! It's time for 2 random tangents: 1) At my son's preschool they have this lovely poem that they say every day with the kids: Chase a few rainbows Swing on a star Keep your face to the sun And be the best that you are. (Lovely, isn't it? Good advice for kids and adults too.) 2) And... if you are like me and always on the lookout for good books... here are our 15+ favorite books on rainbows: A Rainbow of My Own Planting a Rainbow The Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow The Rainbow Goblins The Rainbow Book Elmer and The Rainbow My Many Colored Days The Day the Crayons Quit Moonbear's Skyfire Mix it Up A Day With No Crayons Red: A Crayon's story The Crayon Box that talked Mouse Paint Little Blue and Little Yellow A Color of His Own Quest Ok! Let's Weave a rainbow! First, I cut a paper plate in half and painted it with tempera paint to look like the sky. Notes: Usually I encourage using cheap paper plates for crafts, but this time you need to use nice thick sturdy ones. I added clouds later on. It made the sky look nicer that way, I think. Then, I cut out 7 slits on top of the plate and 1 slit on the bottom. Then, I created my loom with some yarn. (I tied the two ends in the back.) Then, I started weaving the rainbow, starting from purple first. I tied on the purple strand to a grey one. Then, I wrapped masking tape around the other end of my purple yarn to help me weave faster. To weave, I simply went over, under, over, under, etc... To change colors, I tied on the next color yarn. Once I finished, I tied on the red strand to a grey one. And that's it! I really hope you enjoy making this craft with your kiddos too! Looking for more fun weaving crafts? Leaf Sewing Woven Baby Turtles Woven CD Dream Catchers Looking for more rainbow crafts? Printable Rainbow Board Game Rainbow Paper Slinkies Color Theory Fans 20+ Unique Rainbow Crafts Happy making, friends!