Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

woven pencil cup

This project is intended for kids ages 5+. This crafty woven cup will make a great container to hold your pencils, crayons, or markers. You will learn the basic weaving technique of over/under and before you know it, you will have transformed a simple plastic cup into a woven work of art!
Step 1

Click here to download and print the template.
TIP: Adjust the template, if needed, to fit your cup.

Step 2

Take your plastic cup and lay it upside down with the mouth centered on the template. Now, make a mark at each of the dividing lines that come out from the center, on your cup with a pen (or marker). Now, flip the cup over, center it on the template and repeat.

Step 3

Cut down the sides of the cup at each mark at the mouth of cup to the mark at the base of cup. Leave approximately ¼" [0.5 cm] uncut at base.
TIP: You will end up with 11 weaving strips.

Step 4

Pull out the end of the yarn from the center of the yarn skein. Make sure you have plenty of yarn to get started.

Step 5

Weave yarn in and out of the weaving strips on the cup. Push the weaving to the bottom of the cup as you work your way up the cup.

Step 6

When you have reached the top of the cup, cut the yarn and tuck tail into weaving at inside of cup.

Step 7

ADULT: Secure the end with a bit of hot glue and let dry to secure.

Step 8

To finish, cut 12 pieces of yarn about 36" [91.5 cm] long and tie them together at one end. Divide the 12 strands in three groups of four and braid them together. Tie a knot.

Step 9
ADULT: Hot glue the braid around the top of the cup. You can repeat this same type of braid to wrap around the bottom of the cup, or simply wrap a long strand of yarn around the bottom several times, gluing to secure.

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