After a several-week period of mourning my old, seemingly-deceased scanner, I again have access to one that works. Which means I can bring you more McCall's Creative Handcrafts! This tray-loom idea is from 1969's Annual.
I love this craft idea and think it looks great today. The main problem with translating it to a 2016-era craft is the relative unavailability of styrofoam trays. I think the last tray I got was at H-Mart, where it was holding a half-dozen Asian pears (so delicious). I am far too paranoid of e coli and salmonella to use a meat-containing tray for crafts. It's been a while since I looked, but my local supermarket used to sell their half-price, over-ripe produce wrapped in styrofoam trays, so that would be a safe way to get some.
I'm working on a variation of this craft that doesn't use styrofoam at all. In the meantime, here are the directions, beamed to you from way back in 1969.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.