Before Christmas I was sewing a unicorn decoration and BB said told me “Let me do it Nana, I can sew.”  Bless him, seeing as he has been super interested in sewing recently, I set up a winter jumper weaving activity for him to help with the concept of sewing.  I did the same thing for his siblings when they were younger.

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To make your own winter jumper weaving activity you will need:

  • Card stock
  • Pens/pencils
  • Craft knife
  • Coloured paper

I would use card stock for this one over normal paper.  It is slightly sturdier and therefore less likely to tear.

On your paper draw your jumper, I did ours so that the jumpers were on an animal.

Draw vertical lines on the jumper, ours were about 2cms apart.  Then using a craft knife cut along these lines.  Make sure you don’t go all the way to the end of the paper.

Next cut your coloured paper into strips, ours were about 2cm thick.

winter jumper weaving activity

Then get your little one to weave those strips of paper through.  BB wanted his penguin to match the one I made because they were twins, which I thought was really sweet.  Afterwards I got all sorts of craft supplies out for him to use to decorate his picture if he so wished.  He went with a golden penguin.  Afterwards I showed him a picture of a King Penguin that was yellow and white instead of black and white, which he found interesting.

winter jumper weaving activity

If you enjoyed this winter jumper weaving activity, be sure to check out my photo weaving busy bag and weaving activity.

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