Sun weaving :: solstice crafts

You know when your children make something and there is a buzz in the air because they’re so pleased with what they’ve made? This sun weaving which we made as a solstice crafts was one of those moments. The children loved the whole process and the end result. Here’s how we made them.

Beautiful sun weaving - perfect solstice craft for kids!

Sun weaving :: solstice crafts

The whole project was made with recycled materials and craft scraps, starting with some cardboard pizza bases. I snipped around the outside to make some grooves to hold the frame for our weaving…

solstice craft

then handed then over to the children along with some ribbon and yarn in yellow, gold and orange colours.

solstice craft

A great place to look for ribbon is in the ‘left over’ bin at the craft store. We got all these for just over a £1.

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The basic idea of the sun weaving is to use the yarn to make a framework around the cardboard base, and then add in a collage of ribbon to create your sunshine. Tie a knot at the back to get you started and then you can wind away.

sun weavingThe children found it easy to weave with the yarn all the way round, criss-crossing over however they chose.

solstice craft for kids

You could step round the circle from one groove to the next to make a star pattern…

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or free-style your way round, perhaps with an edge frame to finish.

sun weaving

Once you’ve made your web you can weave in more yarn or ribbon – as much or as little as you like.

sun craft solstice

I think this could be one of our all time favourites, the children loved it so much. They were so quiet doing the weaving, as they concentrated on creating their designs…

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and then went running round the house with their finished sunshines, ribbons streaming!

sun weaving :: sun craft

More solstice crafts for kids

You might also like our sunshine play dough recipe and  our sunshine sensory tub.

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  1. Allyson Sheppard says

    Hi am I able to purchase these crafting activities in a downloadable PDF format at all? Regards Allyson

    • says

      Hi Allyson. I currently have The Garden Classroom for sale as a download, and a Play Dough book launching 8th July. More titles will be coming as I get chance to produce them. Thanks for your feedback – is it an art/craft book you’re particularly interested in?

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