1. Choose a design or image and replicate it on two separate pieces of paper. You can create a stencil to help with accuracy if you wish. Pay close attention to wear shapes and designs are located. Try to match up the two different pieces of paper as close as you can.
2. Add color to your two papers in contrasting ways. For example, warm colors on one image, and cool colors on the other. Media is your choice - oil pastel, marker, sharpie, crayon, colored pencil, etc. (no paint)
3. Choose one of your papers to be your Loom. This paper will be folded in half and used to weave wefts through. Fold your paper in half the "hamburger way" or check with me to make sure. Starting at the folded edge, mark your paper every 1/2 inch.
4. Move your ruler to opposite edge (the open, non-folded edge), and do the same. Next, connect those dots to make light pencil lines. The lines should stop 1" before the open edge. The lines should go horizontally across your image.
5. Cut along the pencil lines, starting at the folded edge, working to the open edge, but stopping 1" before it. The strips of paper should not come off. This creates the warps used to weave.
6. Trim 1" from the ends of your second piece of paper. These strips can be thrown away.
7. Start cutting 1/2" strips of paper from the left side of the image to the right. These strips of paper are called wefts. Weave the wefts in an "over and under" motion.
8. Continue cutting wefts and weaving until the entire image is covered. Weave each weft after cutting it, to keep you papers in the correct order. Do not cut the entire paper and have a puzzle to try and put together.
9. Once complete, use a glue stick to secure loose edges.
10. You're done! Make sure your name is on it, and turn it in :)
Weaving — The process of forming fabric on a loom by interlacing yarn or thread (or, as in this case, paper).
Loom — A frame for weaving yarn or thread into cloth or fabric.
Warp — Threads running lengthwise on the loom.
Weft — Threads (paper strips) that are weaved across the warp threads to form the finished product.