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Multiply the wavy excitement of this easy wiggly weaving. Draw dramatic curls and swirls to top it off.
Under, over, under, over…by weaving pieces together, the overlapping pieces form a strong bond. Look around your home to see how many things are weavings—you might find Hopi baskets, Turkish rugs, placemats, even your clothes. Here’s an easy way to make your own mat by Wiggly Weaving with paper.
Tear irregular edges on black construction paper. Next, tear wavy slits up and down between the edges (or children age 4 and older can cut the paper). Tear colored paper into wagglily strips as long as the black paper.
To weave your woggily mat, start the first strip under the black paper. Slide it up through the first slit and then down under the next slit. Alternate, over and under, until the strip goes clear across the page.
With the next strip, start on top of the paper to go under and over in the opposite places from the first strip. Continue to alternate under and over until you fill the paper.
Secure the edges of your wiggly weaving strips with a Crayola® Glue Stick. Decorate your mat with Crayola Gel Marker designs such as swirls or wavy lines. If you like, fringe the edges for added drama.
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