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  • Hula hoop weaving with the kids 15 February 2014 | View comments

  • I have just started a little art and craft club for my little boy and his friends to enjoy. Yesterday was the first of... hopefully... many fun and creative get togethers. My mother put on a little craft club for myself and a couple of friends when I was little which I loved so much. I so want to do the same for my children!

    So the first project of the Creative Kids Club is....hula hoop weaving. I found this project on Pinterest....a hula hoop is used as the frame to weave a fun circular rug. I asked the mums to find as many old t-shirts, baby vests etc as possible. We knew we had to make the colours pretty exciting to capture the imagination of the four boys, so we dyed the fabric in some fun bright colours. I haven't dyed anything since my art school days...I really enjoyed it.

    I also found some instructions on the blog of UK magazine Molly Makes showing a clever way to cut a t-shirt to give you one long continuous ball of yarn. So clever!

    Here is the finshed basket of yarn we had......exciting hey!

    We knew the scale of this project would be exciting for the boys. Small children's chairs were the perfect height for weaving.

    The boys concentrated so well for about an hour and a half and made such a great start on their rugs.

    I have some more of Olivers friends coming next Friday. I'll post some more images of their creations and hopefully some images of their finished rugs at some point in the future.

    Here are their rugs so far........ aren't they fab!

     

    I think I would quite like to weave a rug as well!

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