This beginning DIY coiled basket weaving kit teaches the traditional basket weaving skill of coiled basket making. Children as young as 8 years old usually have the fine motor development and finger dexterity it takes to learn this traditional basket style. The basket takes an average of 2 hours to create, depending upon age and skill of user.
WARNING: FUNCTIONAL SHARP POINT: This kit contains a sharp pointed needle. Adult supervision recommended for children under age 10 yrs.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
About Basket Weaving: Basketry weaving is a fun and relaxing activity that people of many cultures have enjoyed for many thousands of years. In most places of the world, baskets can be found. Different geographic areas have their own unique styles, largely based on the materials that are available there. Traditional materials come from such things as grasses, rushes, barks, reeds, canes, roots, split leaves, split twigs and also animal parts, such as sinew. Tools can be fashioned from stones, bones and metals. Preparing basket making materials is a very important and special part of the process of weaving a basket. The four main types of basketry are coiling, plaiting, twining and wicker. Each type requires different types of materials and has many variations of designs, shapes, sizes and techniques.