Lap looms are a great introduction to the art of weaving. They come in various shapes including square, rectangular and hexagonal. They are easy to set up and to weave with, great for kids who want to learn a craft and small enough to fit in your lap. Lap looms are not expensive, are readily available and are an easy do-it-yourself project.
Sand all the wood until it is smooth. There should be no rough edges that may snag the weaving material.
Lay the 16-inch pieces of wood vertically on the work surface, parallel to each other, about 10 inches apart. Lay the 11-inch pieces on top of them, one at the top and one at the bottom.
Square up the corners. Clamp them together. You have a frame.
Put two wood screws in each corner to hold the frame together. Use the drill to make pilot holes if needed.
Remove the clamps, and sand any rough spots.
The loom is ready to use. The shortest piece, the wooden slat, is called a "shed." Use it while you are weaving.