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.
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.