Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Threaded Place Mat Craft

Fall is here! Mornings are a little cooler, we no longer need airconditioning to sleep and we can spend nice cool evenings in the back yard and craft! 

Here is our threaded place mat!

threaded place mat

What you'll need:

3 pieces of thick paper (orange, green and yellow or brown)
Felt (fall colors)

Choose which color you want to be your base.  We chose orange.  Cut the paper into strips length wise.  Make sure you do not cut until the end.  Then cut the green and yellow paper into strips width wise. 

threaded place mat

Have your child alternately thread the green and yellow paper through the orange to give it a quilted/woven look.

threaded place mat

threaded place mat

Once that's done, glue the edges of the green and yellow strips to the orange paper to ensure that it doesn't come undone.

Cut leaf shapes out of felt and glue them to the mat where there is no threading.  And that's it! Your Fall placemat is done!

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  1. I love it! Maya and I need to start weaving! Is there any solution that you can apply over it and make it waterproof or something?

  2. You could make the leaves from paper as well and then have the whole thing laminated :)


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