How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom - CraftStylish
This would be fun for the kids to do. Have some knit fabric strips that may work. Perhaps make a "sit-upon" that we did in Girl Scouts.
Being true to yourself, accepting the best you can do, having standards that you are unwilling to lower - that's being high maintenance. Oh yes, the upkeep of my declining body with age - that's REALLY high maintenance!