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Weaving loom for Loops

Started on May 18, 2013 by dreamstudio
Last post on Jun 18, 2013

What is the youngest age that you have found can successfully use the plastic looms (and metal crochet hook) to make a weaving with stretchy loops? (I know the product is described as a "potholder" but I prefer it to be a "coaster." It seems just too small in the end to be something you would touch a hot item with!)

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  • RuthByrne 05/23/2013 at 01:05am
    I use cardboard looms to make wristbands in second grade. It's not the same, but maybe in the same realm of difficulty.

  • paintpeace 06/18/2013 at 04:56pm
    I love the potholders. we are in middle school, and it is perfect for them.
    I never liked that metal hook thing. We just use fingers. Younger kids can start it, a kid who is patient and conscientious could learn to finish, but I found I was spending a lot of time finishing them off. I actually buy "perfect" potholders from students for $2. One hint (I am sort of OCD about this)' I recommend to the makers to alternate light and dark colors (or warm and cool) for the first layer of loops so it's easier to weave through them. And they turn out magnificent. Did I say I love these?