Oh these are always fun! I do these with Grade 4 because they study the missions and learn about how California was once part of Mexico. I also do them as one of the craft table options at our school’s heritage night. One of our teachers who is Mexican loves when the students create these. She puts them up in her classroom and tells the students about her background and why they are important in her culture.
This age level seems to have the easiest time learning this ancient textile art without a lot of intervention fr0m me.
I do tell them that have to “get it right” or re-do it. If they do it correctly, they can do a second one.
We do these in one class period which is 60 minutes. I typically use craft sticks but also chop sticks that I have cut in half.
We usually have donated yarn so this is a pretty inexpensive project.