Craft Weaving Loom
When my little brother Mark received a loom with colorful loops for his birthday years ago, he was thrilled, and our hot pad population quadrupled overnight. He loved to weave them, and came up with several ideas: rainbow pads, three-color pads, patterns, or just picking a loop at random and weaving it in. This inexpensive kit includes a plastic loom, a metal weaving hook, and a pile of bright cotton loops. Instructions for weaving potholders are found on the back of the box, and instructions on making headbands are included inside. A refill 16-oz. bag of mixed-color loops is also available. You can create hot pads, pot holders, a mini-rug, and coasters to give as gifts or use around the house. The finished product looks wonderful, but making the crafts are surprisingly easy. At age 8, Mark easily picked up the weaving concept right away with no trouble.