Well, I'm a weaver, but I don't know what I would recommend for a 26 month old. My 3 1/2 year old is facinated by the process, but doesn't yet have the dexterity to actually do any weaving. I guess my first recommendation would be to do some paper weaving (remember the placemats we made as kids?). Then, look for a good ridged heddle loom (I think Harrisville makes a good one). Other ideas would be a potholder loom or, for an older child, a popsicle stick loom (directions available in the old Junior Girlscout handbook). That's all I can think of right off, but if you have specific questions let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.