15+ Unique Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids

You don’t need an actual “real” weaving loom when weaving with kids. Here’s over 15 homemade looms you can make yourself using some really unique materials!

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12 Unique and Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids


We are huge fans of weaving with kids. Not only can you create some really neat projects, but weaving in itself is a wonderful learning activity for kids. Through weaving children can discover patterns and textures, as well as practice fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. This post contains affiliate links.

One of my favorite purchases I’ve made in the past is this classroom weaving loom. I’ve used it both at home with my kids and in the school classroom. It’s a great way to encourage creativity and cooperation! (You can learn more about how we use it here: Weaving on a Family or Classroom Loom.)


using a classroom loom

But, you don’t need an actual loom to get started weaving. I found some super cool ways to make your very own looms using things like plastic lids and cardboard boxes. Here’s over 15 unique homemade looms for weaving with kids from some of my favorite kid bloggers!


15+ Unique & Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids

weaving with popsicle sticks, weaving with a stick, weaving with paper plates

Homemade Weaving Looms Using Popsicle Sticks from Buggy and Buddy

Branch Weaving from Art Bar

Paper Plate Weaving from Red Ted Art



weaving with plastic lids, weaving with a coat hanger, weaving with a plastic cup

Weaving with Recycled Plastic Looms from Babble Dabble Do

Coat Hanger Weaving from Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Cup Weaving Tutorial from Pink Stripey Socks



weaving with a rock, weaving with a box, homemade teepee weaving

Weaving with a Box Loom from Tinkerlab

Stone Weaving from Molly Moo

Teepee Art and Weaving Ribbons from The Artful Parent



weaving with straws, weaving with homemade loom, weaving with cereal box loom

Frame Lacers from Babble Dabble Do

Straw Weaving Loom from Mama Smiles

Cereal Box Weaving from Pink and Green Mama


homemade looms using nature, cardboard and a CD

Woven CD Dream Catcher from Pink Stripey Socks

Loom from a Piece of Cardboard from Picklebums

Use Nature in Place of a Loom from Willowday


homemade weaving looms using natural materials

How to Make a Garden Loom from The Artful Parent

Loom Using a Tree Stump from Babble Dabble Do

Spiderweb Loom Using Sticks from Small for Big

weaving with kids

Weaving with Kids Using Cardboard from Art Bar


12 Unique and Homemade Looms for Weaving with Kids



12 Unique Homemade Weaving Looms for Kids: All kinds of cool ways to weave using things like paper plates, popsicle sticks, sticks, and more! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. This is an AWESOME round-up!! I love weaving so much – so many fantastic ideas! Thanks for including me!! xo

  2. Wonderful! We just started a shoe box top loom for our vacation trip — love having something creative to take along. These are gorgeous ideas!


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