DIY Paper Plate Weaving

Appropriate for grades:
Subject areas: Visual and Performing Arts

Weaving is one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. People learned to use plant and animal fibers to create useful and decorative objects such as clothing, carpets and baskets. Today, even telephone wire is used to weave colorful baskets in South Africa.
You can make a paper plate weaving out of plastic bags you can find in your house.


You'll need:

  • 9" white paper plate

  • Scissors
  • Plastic bags (cut into thin 1" inch strips)



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