Summer Crafts Series: Drinking Straw Yarn Weaving Bracelets

By August 23, 2017Parkland Players

This is the fourth and final post in the summer craft series. This one is good for practicing creative art and fine motor skills.




  • 3-5 plastic drinking straws
  • Yarn
  • Tape
  • Small piece of cardboard
  • Scissors


  1. Cut 2 pieces of yarn approximately 2 ft long each.
  2. Tie the three pieces of yarn together at one end. Thread each piece through an individual plastic straw.
  3. Wrap 5-8 ft of a different colour of yarn around a small piece of cardboard.
  4. Tie the loose end of your weaving yarn to the other three pieces of yarn that were threaded through the straws.
  5. Tape the knotted yarn to the table to hold everything in place.
  6. Use the carboard shuttle with all the yarn on it to weave the yarn over the first straw, under the second and then over the third.
  7. Continue weaving back and forth and push the yarn up on the straws as you go.
  8. Once done weaving carefully slide the soda straws down, and off the yarn, one at a time and hold the weaving in place so it doesn’t unravel.
  9. Tie the ends together to make a bracelet.



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