Weaving on Straws

I have been doing this project for years with my students, and every year my students say how much they love this project. The simple set up and bright colors excite them. When they realize there is a “rhythm” to weaving, I hear so many of my students say how relaxing weaving is to them. Many of my boys start out apprehensive to the project. Then, after a few classes, they tell me how weaving is their favorite project. Here is a short video showing the process of creating a Straw Weaving. 

Materials Needed:

Bright Colored Yarn

Straws- The drinking straws from McDonalds are easy for students to use.



Enjoy and Happy Creating!

Laura xox




  • Andrea

    June 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Hi, this is great. What grades can do this? Thanks

    1. Laura

      June 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I have done this project with 3rd-6th graders. Out of all the grades my 6th graders have enjoyed it the most. 🙂

  • Jeanne Alexander

    July 8, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for the video! What yarn do you use?

    1. Laura

      July 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks I use Trait Tex Yarn in the classroom.

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