What to do:
- Provide each child with a Y-shaped or forked twig for a loom. You may have children try to find one that has fallen to the ground or been carefully removed from a dead tree—no branches from live trees.
- Have children wrap the twig with parallel rows of yarn stretching between the two branches. This will form the wrap. Do not pull too tight or the branches will break.
- Weave lengths of yarn (weft) with an alternating over-under, under-over movement, starting from the notch and moving to the top of the Y shape.
- Encourage children to push their rows fairly close together. Alternate colors. Since no two twigs will be exactly the same, the finished products will be unique.
- Older children who are experienced weavers may enjoy weaving on a larger twig with three or more forked branches.