This week we wove up a rainbow on our giant loom. I don't think I've shown all the other projects we've done so far, but it really is a wonderful addition to our classroom.
The warp thread is yarn pulled tight. Then, we used fabric scraps to weave - this is the weft. I tore strips about 2 inches wide in a variety of solids and small prints. The loom also comes with a wide shuttle that looks like a giant wooden needle. It's perfect for small hands to guide through.
For this project, I let the kids weave one at a time, but I've had up to 4 kids weaving at once. There are lots of good weaving books out there, but I like The Goat in the Rug the best.