Art is something we LOVE at our house. My daughter is always begging to do more arts & crafts. This rainbow woven paper craft came from her art lessons that she is doing each week.
This project is so fun and simple to make, but how pretty!! My daughter is 6 and she was able to this almost entirely on her own. All I had to help her with was drawing the lines to cut. You start with a heavy-duty paper and paint rainbow stripes on the whole page.
After it is all painted and dried, fold the paper in half. From the top of the page, measure down an inch or 2 (about a ruler’s width) and draw a line across the tip of the page. Do the same on each side of the paper. Then draw four lines from the top line to the fold. Cut the strips from the folded edge up to the top line.
This will give you a section to weave in. Use another piece of paper the same size and cut it into strips. Weave them in and out of the painted paper.
This fun project came from the first grade Home Art Studio DVD. See my review of Home Art Studio here. It is an awesome homeschool art curriculum!