I’ve been inspired to make a shoelace thread frame I saw on Pinterest a couple of months ago and I finally made a couple for my children. I had something very different in mind for ours though. We used them to weave nature!
What you’ll need to make the frames
- Wooden photo Frame
For the full instructions on how to make the frames click here.
The only thing I did different from the instructions above was that I didn’t buy unfinished frames. Instead, I just bought some wooden frames from the the shop. They were really easy to make and the best part about them is that they can be used over and over again!
What you’ll need for nature weaving:
I collected a basket full of nature for the girls to weave with. The basket was filled with:
- lomandra Leaves
- Gumnuts with holes drilled through them
- Long, thin sticks
I had to show the girls how to use the frames as they had never weaved before but it didn’t take long for them to get the hang of it. Giving them lots of materials meant that they used an array of nature in their weave creations.
We weaved the lomandra leaves together and looked at it through the sunlight. It was beautiful.
Then, we threaded nature into the weaved lomandras.
The frames were really easy to make ( I made them during their nap time) and it was a lovely, relaxing activity that they really enjoyed after they woke. We’ll be weaving a lot, I’m sure!