My 4 year old checked out a book all about Textiles for kids today. Unfortunately he is to young to make most of the crafts in it. However I thought that he was old enough to learn how to weave. He recently got new shoes, so I used the shoe box for the loom. I cut 6 notches on each side, then I strung up some yarn. Then I made a shuttle (out of a food box) and wrapped yarn around it, and then showed him how to weave with it. It was to hard for him. My husband recently weeded out his magazines, so I cut up some pages from one of the magazines. This was a lot easier for him to learn how to weave with. He really enjoyed it.