Paper Weaving with Warm & Cool Colors

Paper Weaving with Warm & Cool Colors

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Paper Weaving

Paper Weaving

 Paper weaving is great way to get that brain-to-hand connection. With a little planning, this art project can be a high-efficiency lesson, with low maintenance, and makes surprisingly complicated patterns.

Paper Weaving supplies

Paper Weaving supplies

To start you'll need heavy weight paper, 2 sheets cut square, a watercolor set, paint brush, and scissors. I used decorative scissors to change it up a bit.

Paper Weaving circle

Paper Weaving circle

Pick a starting point and begin dotting a concentric circle using cool colors.

Paper Weaving cool colors

Paper Weaving cool colors

Set aside to dry.

Paper Weaving warm colors

Paper Weaving warm colors

Warm colors are next...

Paper Weaving cut

Paper Weaving cut

On the back of the paper measure 1 inch down from the top and make sure to stop cutting on the line.

Paper Weaving strips

Paper Weaving strips

Next, take the second square and cut 1 inch strips. You won't use all the strips but you can save them for a rainy day project. Weave in alternate rows. Tape ends to stay put.

Paper Weaving with art teachers

Paper Weaving with art teachers

Below are some great examples made by art teachers in a practice run.

Special thanks to Susan, Carla, Bert, and Valerie. You guys teach me something new everytime!
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