Weaving with strips of paper

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  • Cut paper for weaving.
  • Templates.


This can be an individual or a group presentation.


  1. Directress takes the tray of materials from the shelf and brings it to the table.
  2. Directress shows the child how to weave.
  3. She takes a strip of paper and put it through the prepared paper for weaving by slipping the paper 'down through' and 'up through' the spaces of the prepared paper to form a paper weave.

Control Of Error

The paper and templates provide guidelines for the child.

Points Of Interest

May present this exercise during art and craft session.

  1. The children should be given a prepared set of materials for them to do the similar exercise after the demonstration.
  2. Give a brief introduction of what is the use of weaving, for e.g. to make a basket, ketupat. Show them samples.


Direct aims;

  • To introduce the child to sewing.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's fine motor control.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To prepare the child's skill for later project.


Laminate the paper weave that the children made and it can be used a s a place mat, coaster, etc.
May use different materials for weaving, for e.g. banana leaves, wool, etc.