Did you know that March is National Craft Month? To celebrate, we've put together a list of 5 fun crafting techniques for you to try because this month is all about reclaiming time in our busy schedules for creative expression!
Technique #1: Weaving: Our revolutionary Loopdeloom Weaving Loom and Craft Crush Weaving Loom make it fun, fast and easy for beginners to get started. Unlike traditional weaving looms, there's no learning curve with the Loopdeloom, and the loom's spinning pegs speed up the process, making weaving simple, fun and fab.
One loom weaves items any length and up to 7" wide. You can stitch pieces together or connect two or more looms to weave wider items wit no seams. The possibilities are endless! You can even weave responsibly by upcycling materials such as plastic bags or t-shirts and turning them into something brand new. Check out a few of our DIY videos here on YouTube!
Technique #2: Macrame: Macrame is making a comeback in a big way, and it's a crafting technique we absolutely love! Dating as far back as the 13th century, macrame is a form of creating textiles and objects using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and forms of "hitching" - methods long crafted by sailors, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships. During the 1970s, macrame was a popular way to create wall hangings, articles of clothing, bedspreads, plant hangers, furnishings and more. Pretty cool, huh?
Technique #3: String Art: String art is totally groovy! While it was popularized as a decorative craft in the late 1960s, this crafting technique has it origins in the 'curve stitch' activities invented by 19th century mathematician & feminist, Mary Everst Boole, as a way to make mathematical ideas more accessible to children.
Our Craft-tastic String Art Kits give kids ages 10+ cool patterns to explore the intersection of geometry and art.
Technique #4: Decoupage: Oh the magic of decoupage. What we love about this crafting technique is the simplicity. With paper + glue and a little bit of patience, you can create some really amazing things. While traditional decoupage involves covering an object such as a dresser, box or even table - we like to give our craft kits a modern twist! Create a fun + functional piece of home decor with our Craft-tastic Paper Bowls Kit or Craft Crush Paper Bowls Kit. We especially love our new Craft-tastic Empower Poster Kit which encourages kids to celebrate who they are and all of their quirks in one feel good poster!
Technique #5: Finger Crochet: Many sources on the history of crochet say that Finger Crochet was actually the first type of crochet ever done, and that the tools for crocheting came later. How cool is that? Want to learn this OG technique? Well you're in luck! Our Craft-tastic Finger Crochet Kit has everything you need to begin finger crocheting.