When I found instructions for weaving yarn through the tines of a fork, in an old children's craft book from Sunset Magazine, I figured it would be something E (age 6) would love - and she did. C (age 4), enjoyed trying the craft too, but she needed a lot of help, and supervision.
If you haven't tried fork weaving before, it's pretty simple. Begin by centering a piece of yarn, about 4 or 5 inches long, between the center tines of a dinner fork (the taller the tines, the better).
Then, take the loose end of a ball of yarn, and drape it over the same spot, to make a tail a little shorter than the separate piece of yarn.
Hold onto the tail, to keep it in place, and begin weaving rest of the ball of yarn back, and forth through the tines.
When you have the tines almost completely covered, you're done.
If you want to turn your weaving into a flower, hold the fork between your knees, and grasp both ends of the separate piece of yarn, at the bottom (make sure you don't grab the tail from your weaving).
Pull them up, and tie, between the middle tines, around the woven yarn.
Gently push the yarn off of the fork.
Now, pull the knot tighter, and secure it with a second knot.
Trim the four long ends, two from your knot, and one from each end of the weaving.
Fluff the yarn...
...into a pom-pom like flower.
Add a wire stem, and put it in a vase. Or, slip it onto a bobby pin...
...and into your hair.
It's great to be a homeschooler.