Paper Art Crafts for Kids


Clothesline Basketry Paper Art Craft
Clothesline Basketry Paper Art Craft
Clothesline Basketry Paper Art Craft
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Colors swirl and coil around to create a soft basket that is perfect for

holding all of your child's secret treasures in the clothesline basketry paper art craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Food coloring
  • Bowls (for the dye)
  • 6 yards of clothesline
  • Yarn
  • Large bow
  • Blunt scissors
  • Needlepoint needle

How to make clothesline basketry:Step 1: The first thing you need to do is dye the clothesline. It's best to do this outside. Cover the work surface with newspaper. To dye the clothesline, add food coloring to water using a different bowl for each color. Dip the clothesline in the bowls. Let the clothesline dry in the sun.Step 2: Begin by coiling the clothesline at one end. Tie four long pieces of yarn to the first coil.Step 3: As you continue wrapping the clothesline around the coil, overlap the yarn. Weave the yarn pieces over and under the coils to secure them in place. As you coil the clothesline up, place it in a large bowl to give your basket some form. This will also make it easier to coil the clothesline. Once you've coiled about six circles, add four more yarn ties to the clothesline. Continue to circle the coil and weave the yarn over and under the clothesline.Step 4: When you get to the end of the clothesline, trim any excess to make the last row of coil even with the rest. Tie the ends of the yarn pieces in a knot and trim the excess yarn. Thread a long piece of yarn through a needlepoint needle. Stitch the yarn around the last two coils of clothesline.You'll find plenty of fun with the craft you'll learn about next, Cornucopia Copies.

How to make clothesline basketry:Step 1: The first thing you need to do is dye the clothesline. It's best to do this outside. Cover the work surface with newspaper. To dye the clothesline, add food coloring to water using a different bowl for each color. Dip the clothesline in the bowls. Let the clothesline dry in the sun.Step 2: Begin by coiling the clothesline at one end. Tie four long pieces of yarn to the first coil.Step 3: As you continue wrapping the clothesline around the coil, overlap the yarn. Weave the yarn pieces over and under the coils to secure them in place. As you coil the clothesline up, place it in a large bowl to give your basket some form. This will also make it easier to coil the clothesline. Once you've coiled about six circles, add four more yarn ties to the clothesline. Continue to circle the coil and weave the yarn over and under the clothesline.Step 4: When you get to the end of the clothesline, trim any excess to make the last row of coil even with the rest. Tie the ends of the yarn pieces in a knot and trim the excess yarn. Thread a long piece of yarn through a needlepoint needle. Stitch the yarn around the last two coils of clothesline.You'll find plenty of fun with the craft you'll learn about next, Cornucopia Copies.

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