Weav­ing twigs with colour

Scar­lett and Louis col­lect branches from the gar­den to prac­tise sim­ple weaves with colour­ful scraps of wool

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Spring prun­ings for­aged from the gar­den can be used in a fun and en­gag­ing pro­ject. Af­ter col­lect­ing an arm­ful of forked branches, Louis and Scar­lett set about cre­at­ing rain­bow-coloured wands us­ing left­over lengths of wool. Any damp branches are firstly left in a warm place in­doors to dry out. Lichen can be cleaned off, but pro­vides in­ter­est­ing tex­ture and helps to keep the wool in place. The chil­dren are able to ex­per­i­ment with a va­ri­ety of pat­terns and colours in their weaves. After­wards, they can be used for play or to make a cheer­ful dis­play in the home or among the flower beds.

Scar­lett and Louis gather up suit­able branches from the lawn. These will pro­vide the frame­work for the weaves.

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