Colorful DIY Weaving Loom and Block Set You Can Gift (or Make With) Your Kids


quick knit weaving loom
Quick knit weaving loom. Photo by Rory Groves

When we first announced to our kids that we would be making handmade gifts for each other for Christmas this year, the reactions were less than enthusiastic. Would Santa approve of the toys coming out of our workshop?

But as the shock wore off and the ideas started flowing, our kids soon discovered an ancient truth: "'Tis more blessed to give than to receive."

For the next few weeks our kids lost themselves to a world of toymaking. They sourced materials from scrap lumber piles and forest floors. It’s really quite remarkable how creative kids can be under the influence of their own imaginations. Mom and Dad got in on the act as well—after all, it was our idea in the first place!

As a result, our family has never been more excited about a Christmas morning unwrapping than this year, both the givers and receivers.

Here are a few of our favorites:

2/1/2021 6:35:27 PM

Weaving and knitting are two very different processes. The device described here is for knitting, not weaving.

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