Recycled Paper Weaving
::A Simple Afternoon Project:

So you can’t keep EVERY painting, coloring page & scrap doodle, but you can re-use some of them! We’re all about printing on the back of old copies, painting on trash-mail, recycling unwanted solicitations & today we did just that.

recycled paper weaving
fold a piece of construction paper in half & cut straight lines from the folded edge leaving 1 inch uncut at the top.
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cut up strips of scrap paintings, etc. in all different widths.

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all materials required.
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Unfold the construction paper & weave, weave, weave! (we even through in some strands of yarn for fun)
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the finished products are great! Laminated they’d make great place-mats…

A quick & easy project for little fingers (& it was much fun for me too).


  • Joy Posted March 17, 2010 9:45 pm

    Elizabeth made those in art class in kindergarten, and I thought they were the sweetest things! I wish I'd saved it and made it into a placemat now! 🙂

  • naqahdahnellie Posted March 17, 2010 11:28 pm

    I love the idea of making it into a placemat!!

  • cabin + cub Posted March 18, 2010 4:07 pm

    oh how fun! I remember doing that in school with magazines! 😉

  • Kallie Posted March 19, 2010 1:41 am

    This is a very cute idea and I love that you can make placemats out of them. I also loved the bean activity. I think you are doing a lot more than you think you are doing to stimulate your youngins! You are definitely doing a lot more than I am:) They are just lucky if they get fed:)

  • school house oils Posted March 19, 2010 3:39 am

    yeh. I guess I'll go to Office Depot for that? & Kallie, you have a good excuse. making siblings is MUCH harder than weaving paper & counting beans…

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