Woven Place Mat
Measuring and cutting out ½-inch strips of paper. Cutting in straight lines. Weaving in and out.
Scissors, ruler, colored paper and recycled newspaper, tape
1) Begin with your background paper. This can be printer paper or a nicer card stock—whatever you have!
2) Using a ruler, make lines one inch apart down your page; be sure to leave room at the top and bottom of the page.
3) Using a pair of scissors, carefully cut along the lines—again, be sure to leave an inch or two at the top and bottom so you don’t cut through the page .
5) Begin weaving the strips of paper into the slits of your background paper, alternating “over, under, over, under” so that the exposed paper is different each time!