Colorful Cross Weaving Mats
Great value for product
I purchased this to do with my 1st and 2nd graders at church - the craft turns out beautifully. The paper weaving strips might be a little difficult for this age - possibly better for 3rd and 4th graders. But for the value, we will just do fewer strips and it will turn out beautifully!
January 11, 2011
These are pretty when completed. The smaller kids have trouble pulling the strips too hard and tearing them but the older kids did well with them. We just glued our ends to the cross to keep the strips from sliding.
May 19, 2009
There were no instructions. There are 8 sheets of 24 weaving strips.It takes 8 strips per cross if you want to make woven cross as illustrated. (4 long and 4 cut in thirds) For younger children 6 strips work well, 3 long and other 3 cut in thirds.
July 26, 2011
This is a fun product, however, it came with no instruction sheet. Materials are scarce so plan carefully when weaving. You have to cut the strips to size. Company was very helpful when I requsted more strips.
February 16, 2010
Not enough supplies
The actual project is a good idea but while the product description says "160 double sided paper strips" what is does not specify is that there is not a sheet of paper strips for each cross. I needed this project to go into individual bags for each child and now am a lot of paper strips short so am having to revamp my whole idea. I found this to be the case as well with the scratch off projects - you get, for example, a dozen scratch off sheets and half that many of the wooden scratchers. Very frustrating because these are great crafts but it leaves me not having enough to do what I need to do. A more accurate description of the contents of the packages would be helpful.
August 19, 2009
For older elementary kids
These take awhile to put together, but I thought the end result was nice. There are plenty of weaving strips as long as you cut them down to size and use one strip for several short rows. We discovered our younger kids did not really know how to weave, but the weaving did not have to be "perfect" in order to get a pretty result, nor did the strips have to touch each other (the younger kids used less strips and were happier). Some of our kids got bored.
August 7, 2009
We tried to use this craft for VBS and it was a disaster. The kids hated it and most of them gave up on the project before it was done.
July 3, 2009
I purchased this craft for my Tweens group. They liked it, because it challenged them. We used a glue stick and glued the ends or taped them when finished
February 6, 2009
Worst craft ever
We bought these for our VBS program. We have a variety of ages and even the adults were having a difficult time with this craft. There weren't enough parts to weave in and the kids were getting about 1/3 of the craft done in 1/2 hour.
January 31, 2009
Pretty but needs work
The paper strips are very thin and easliy torn. The crosses are good quality. There are no instructions or tips on making this craft. I did one myself and it turned out very pretty. I will attempt for my 6-8 year old kids in S.S to try this but not sure how they will do with the flimsy paper.
January 26, 2009