This idea came from the magazine: Family Fun. I saw this article and thought it was cool how they used the weaving for sunflowers. I do this project towards the beginning of the year. Sunflowers are so beautiful. This project is also great about using up some "natural" colored yarns that we don't use a lot in the art room.
The students start with an odd number of "chucks" (that's what I call the nicks in the plate). They tape the yarn to the back side of the plate warp it around the plate in a circular fashion. Then they start their weaving just like you would with any type of weaving... Over, under, over, under. The yarn just continues around the circle over and over.