Nature Weaving Eggs

Nature Weaving Eggs

The sun is out and Easter is just around the corner, so we wanted to share a DIY that you can can enjoy with the kids outside.

I don't know about you but when I was a child I loved collecting 'treasure' while I was out playing, and I'd always come home with pockets full of leaves and flowers, so I thought it would be fun to create some Easter themed weaving boards for your little ones to weave their treasure into while they are on their Easter egg hunt.
 
What you need to make a cardboard egg weaving board

 

Draw an egg shape on cardboard and cut it out to create the base of your weaving board

make dots on either side of the egg and the poke a hole through them. These will be the holes to thread your twine through

Thread your twine through the front and back of your egg board

Completed egg weaving boards with leaves and flowers woven through them

 WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cardboard: We used a panel from an old box
  • Egg stencil: We used the wooden egg shape from our busy bag, however you can find stencils online or draw an egg free hand.
  • Selection of leaves: Flowers or treasure foraged from outside
  • Jute twine
  • Scissors 
  • Pen

First, use your stencil to draw some egg shapes on to your cardboard and then cut them out.

Mark out where you want the holes for your twine to go, we used seven holes on each side. Once you have your placement, poke a hole through the cardboard with the end of a pair of scissors or, if you're feeling fancy, a hole punch.

Starting at the top on one side, pull your jute twine through the hole from the back through to the front. We used about an arms length of twine for our size egg and we'd recommend you pull this all through now but don't cut it off of the spool just yet, as this will allow you to adjust when we get to the end. Once you have your length of twine hanging out of the front, start to thread across the opposite side and through the hole from front to back, then repeat the same on the other side of the egg, repeating the process until you have made it all the way down to the bottom. Once you reach the bottom of the egg, make sure the twine is pulled tight through each weaving section then cut the twine from the spool and tie the excess bit of twine at either end in a knot at the back.

Now you are ready to weave! If you try out this DIY, don't forget to tag us with @myweefolk and #myweefolk on social media, so that we can check out your beautiful creations.