Vince picked up a couple of packages of the plastic laces for weaving. Did y’all do that when you were kids? I did and Vince said he did. Apparently it’s easier when you’re a kid!
He’s been working on it for over an hour trying to at least figure out how to do it before Addie gets up. He’s trying to follow the directions that came with the package, and he’s watched a few Youtube videos. I almost remember how we got started but not enough to intervene in his attempt to get it started.
Addie, like most kids I suppose, loves crafty things. She will be excited to do the plastic weaving but she also brought all her drawing supplies.
I had ordered her a couple of drawing books that were supposed to arrive Monday but they’re out for delivery (for real this time!). She should be excited about that!
I remember making a sit-upon during a scout meeting. The inside padding was woven strips of newspaper. Fold the newspaper so the seat is thicker. Then make a cover using heavy plastic like from oil cloth fabric – remember the kitchen tablecloths. I think a mother brought a sewing machine, so we got a taste of weaving and sewing a fun waterproof seat.
I just checked the internet and there are lots of posts about making one, using a variety of methods. So I guess the scouts still make and use them!
With other weaving projects, I remember using toes to hold the ring steady and then weaving. But,I was smaller and the joints were more flexible.