What can you possibly do with paper other than toss it?. You could always use it as scrap paper but did you ever think that you could make a paper loom from strips of paper that you might have otherwise thrown away? Kids at Astoria tried their hands at weaving on paper looms made from recycled paper.
The final projects were colorful, unique woven mats. Weaving is one of the oldest ways to express human creativity. Baskets and textiles wouldn’t have been made possible without this technique. Kids learned about the basics of weaving as well as the importance of interlacing the strips to form a continuous pattern. Kids were exposed to new vocabulary relating to weaving such as loom, warp, weft and web.