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Paper Weaving Craft

Try the paper weaving craft to create beautiful, colorful wall-hangings or decorations. Choose colorful patters and add a bit of patience, and soon you'll weave a craft worthy of a frame.

What You'll Need:

  • Assorted colors of construction paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft glue (optional)

How to Make a Paper Weaving Craft:Step 1: Cut out several 1-inch strips from different-colored sheets of construction paper, lengthwise. Fold another piece of construction paper in half.

Step 2: Starting at the fold, cut straight, zigzag, or curvy lines about 1 inch apart to 1 inch from the edge of the paper.

Step 3: Open the paper, and weave each paper strip over and under each cut. Alternate colors of strips as you weave.

Step 4: Continue weaving until the paper is full. Trim the strips.

If you want, glue your paper weaving on a larger piece of paper and hang it on the wall.

Learn how to liven up a wall with the weave a paper plate project on the next page.

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