Use the scissors to cut strips around the plastic
container. Use wider strips for younger children.
Pick the first color of wool for the bottom of the basket. Put
it between two strips and start weaving in and out around the
As each row is finished, make sure you push it down tight to
the row below it.
The wool should be tight as you work around the container, but
not so tight that it pulls the sides into the center.
Change colors by starting a new piece of wool.
You don't need to cut off the first color if you are using it
again. Keep the unused wool in the center as you are
working around the basket.
Be sure to to weave them under the new color when you are back
at the starting point.
Once you have finished weaving the sides of the basket, trim
off the wool and glue down the ends.
Cut out a felt center piece to glue inside at the bottom of
Make a wool braid to glue on the top of the brim, or cut out a
felt piece to cover the brim.
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