I'm sure you're all familiar with the classic kid's craft of making colorful potholders on square looms from loops, right? Well, I have to tell you, when we get the loom out my kids, and especially my boys, are fighting over who gets to finish the pot holder! Yes, really, can't believe it myself, but thought I'd share it with you, since it's not always so easy to come up with crafts that boys enjoy doing. Mind you it's not exactly what I'd call creative, but even the act of making something is a good thing, and the results are downright cheerful.
So get your family (or even your self!) a pot holder loom and why not make some whimsical pot holders to enjoy this spring or even in your kitchen this Passover! And I've got a little secret to share with you, you can even make your own loops by cutting up the legs of old stockings and tights, or even from oblong circles of t-shirt fabric with slits cut in the middle.
I'll try to show you both examples shortly, but in the mean time, make sure you have a loom handy, and of course get the biggest one you can find, and preferably made from metal. They are widely available and you may even find some in the crafts department of a discount store, that's where I picked up mine for just a few dollars. And even if your kids don't show any interest initially, not to worry, it's a great thing to have on hand for a rainy day! Gotta love those classic crafts, I sure do!