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Weaving in High School

 Hey Art Teachers! 

Have you explored weaving with your high school art classes?   I definitely don’t have the space or budget for a lot of looms in my classroom, but I did purchase a tabletop Melissa and Doug Multi-Craft Weaving Loom.  

It’s really fun!  It totally looks like it marketed for young children, but this is a well-made and flexible loom that can be used in a secondary classroom settting… just toss out those tapestry pieces and don’t let the teenagers see the 5 year old on the box!

A great idea for the high school classroom (since I only have one) is to set the loom up for students with the warp.  Show them how to do the weft in a tutorial.  Then, allow early finishers to add a few rows to a group weaving!  Just provide a variety of colors and textures of yarn for them.  

The loom usually sells for about $38 but right now, you can get it on sale on Amazon for just $29.50

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Hi, I’m Erin!

I’ve been a high school art teacher at a rural school in WV for the past 14 years. I teach Art 1, AP Art + Design, Art 2 and 3. 
 
I’m a little obsessed with my sweet husband. Together we have FOUR kids and a rescue dog named Boomer! 
 
I love a bad pun and terrible dad jokes. I spend time looking at MBTI memes, cooking, listening to serial killer podcasts and Harry Potter audiobooks on repeat. I also teach yoga and indoor cycling. Click the button below to learn more about me. 

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