Monday, March 19, 2018

Smiley Sun Popsicle Stick Weaving

Sometimes it feels like we go in craft cycles.  Before, my son and I were really, really into origami projects. Now I'm starting to dream about doing more weaving projects.  There's something really beautiful and relaxing about the process of weaving.  There's a lovely pattern of movement and you always seems to get beautiful results. 

So, in celebration of the sunny and warm weather, I recently made this really cute smiley sun popsicle stick weaving.   If you enjoy weaving God's Eyes, you'll really enjoy this craft too!

Smiley Sun Popsicle Stick Weaving Craft


smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!



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Let's Weave some Suns!

Step 1:  Grab 3 popsicle sticks.  (Or if you're like me and out of popsicle sticks, grab some coffee stirrers and cut those babies in half.)

Step 2:  Paint the popsicle sticks orange.  (We LOVE these Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints- They glide on like glue sticks and the color dries so, so fast.)


smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!

Step 3:  Hot glue your sticks together in a snowflake arrangement.

Step 4:  Tie on a strand of yarn.  Then, wrap it around all your sticks to cover the middle of your sun.
smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!

Step 5:  Once your middle is wrapped, continue wrapping as if you were wrapping a God's Eye.  (If you're not sure what to do, I include more detailed instructions for another similar project here.)

Step 6:  To change colors, simply tie on another piece of colored yarn and continue.

smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!


Step 7:  Once you're done wrapping, tie your yarn around your stick.  Then, hot glue on a felt mouth and googly eyes

Isn't the result adorable?

smiley sun popsicle stick weaving- great Summer kids craft!


And if you liked this project, you'll probably enjoy weaving adorable baby turtles too.

Happy making, friends!

how to weave adorable popsicle stick turtles- Great summer kids craft!


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