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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Paper Rug

This is a good way to introduce your children to weaving. It is easy, fun and functional! We are using our paper rug as a coaster on top of which Pumpkin puts her desk lamp. You can make one to use as a place mat.


For this project we used:


  • 1 sheet of colored construction paper 5''x10''
  • assorted colored construction paper cut in 1''x 10''(for weaving)
  • glue


What we did:

We folded 5''x10'' piece of construction paper in half to make cutting easier. Like that.





Then make a number of cuts like this( up to u how wide or narrow you want to make them, ours were about 1'' each).



Next step. We unfolded the paper and started weaving in the strips of the colored construction paper creating a symmetrical design

When we finished weaving we glued two parallel strips on one side of the rug to hold the strips in place. Ready! Turn it to the other side and you can put your new rug to good use. This is the finished product.

You can change the sizes of both the base and the strips accordingly to come out with different rugs for different purposes.




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11 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

I am definitely going to try that this week. My youngest one, 8, loves art projects. He can just sit for hours making stuff. I'll have paper rugs all over my floors by the weekend--probably wall to wall-LOL

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

LOL!
I like them too. :)))

The Frugal Homeschooling Mom said...

You've got a great blog! I'm a follower of you, now, too!

Millennium Housewife said...

My daughter did that at school, just loved it! Over from SITS x

Quilt Works said...

I am here from am Art Blog Hop! What a great theme!

This is a really cool idae!!

I invite you to stop by my Art Blog Hop entry!

Ali said...

Oh my gosh, I remember making these when I was a kid! Great project, thanks for the reminder. And thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment =)

Stay at Home Blessings said...

I made that one, too, when I was small. I'll try that with my kids now. Nice project.

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

Thanks for visting my blog ;) I thougth it was funny--when I popped over here, I saw that you are a follower of 1+1+1 and so am I---I always think its neat to see how you "cross paths" in the blogosphere! Anyway--great project, I forgot how fun this one is for kids!!

Cassie said...

I will give this a try. I will report back on my efforts to make the deceptively simple come out awful.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Cassie's comment is so funny! We cover these in clear contact paper to make placemats out of them. The work really well!

Nilofer said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing....

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