Weave beautiful bright patterned strips through lovely weaving mat pumpkins, pre-cut for a ready-to-use fine motor activity!
Weaving mats are a great way to encourage fine motor development in young children. It’s a skill that’s inherent to finger work as tying the laces on one’s shoe or learning to use a writing tool.
The Jack-O’Lantern Weaving Mat kits come with 24 pumpkin weaving mats, and several different patterned strips.
Weave the strips horizontally across the mat, going over and under each progressive slot. As you start the next row, be sure to begin weaving the opposite way that was done in the row prior. So for instance, if you started the row by first weaving under, start the next row by weaving over.
Here is a close-up of the process as one of our art campers finishes up her pumpkin weaving mat.
You can choose several different patterns of weaving strips that are all thematically printed to accentuate the pumpkin weaving mat.
Each weaving mat is accompanied with glowing Jack-O’-Lantern features in various shapes and designs. Mix and match the features to make a unique Jack-O’-Lantern!
The last step is to decorate the pumpkin faces with two additional leaf graphics. Paste them directly onto the pumpkin face.
Paste the green vines to the tops of the pumpkins. Use the blunt edge of a pair of scissors to curl the vines. You can paste the pumpkin weaving mats onto a length of ribbon to use as a classroom decoration!
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