Weave a Placemat

This craft is so frugal, and keeps kids busy for a good while. Younger kids might need a little bit of help, but the older ones will have no trouble. Use these as a great opportunity to teach patterning!  To make your own woven placemats, you will need:

  1. Two sheets of contrasting construction paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Clear Contact Paper (optional)

Fold one sheet of construction paper in half and cut from the folded edge to leave about a 1 inch margin on the other side. Repeat cuts about 1 inch apart. Unfold and cut the other contrasting color of construction paper into 1 inch strips to be woven.  Trim excess strips with scissors. Use clear contact paper to laminate or a small dab of glue at the end of each strip to keep the pattern in place. 

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  1. Wow I remember making these. Hopefully when my boys get older they don’t mind doing crafts!

  2. Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com says

    This might be something I will make with my kids.