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