Repeat Crafter Me · Nov 5, 2015

Cardboard Roll Snake Knitting

I’ve been busy working on setting up a project for my sons 1st grade class! It’s an easy “knitting” project that is perfect for elementary age kids. With a cardboard roll, tape, and popsicle sticks, you can set up a simple loom. Then just like you would finger weave, you wrap the yarn around the tops of the sticks and you can create a fun and easy knitted snake! Make it as long or short as you’d like. A long snake would make a cute cowl!

– Cardboard Roll (empty toilet paper or paper towel roll)
– Red Heart Super Saver variegated yarn.
– Popsicle sticks
– Masking tape

1. Tape 5 popsicle sticks evenly around toilet paper roll. The sticks are supposed to be about a half inch or so over the tube. Make sure you loop the tape around several times in two spots so it’s secure.

2. Send end of yarn through tube. Now loop the yarn around the yarn around the top of popsicle sticks. As seen in picture below.

3. To start second round, Take the yarn and just set it over the front of the first popsicle stick above the first loop you made.

4. Take the first loop and pull it over the second strand of yarn and over the top of the popsicle stick.

5. Continue just like that for as many rounds as you’d like! It should start to look like a spider web.

When finished, slip loops off of stick tops and weave yarn through the loops to secure.

A great project for the kids to work on throughout the Fall and Winter! Keep in a baggy and take it on the go for the perfect boredom buster!

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