First, we gathered the necessary supplies to complete the paper weaving project. She needed colored paper, scissors, tape, and a glue stick. I printed the straight-lined base pattern from the Printables section on dark blue colored paper. The curriculum author offered two base pattern options. Alyssa also choose several other contrasting colors for her project. She cut horizontal strips about 1 inch wide. Then, the base pattern was folded on the center line. She cut each line, but did NOT cut all the way to the edge of the paper. Next, she weaved the strips of paper through each cut. She alternated going above and below the base strips. My daughter trimmed some ends of the paper strips and taped them down on the backside to keep them in place. Finally, she wrote Cambodia on the project. The author suggests that you that you cover the project with clear contact paper if you wanted to create a placemat, but we skipped this step.
I will link this post up at the Homeschool Blog Link Up, Life at Rossmont's Wordless Wednesday, Virtual Refrigerator, and Tots and Me Wordless Wednesday. Have a wonderful day!