We love working with Yarn or Wool. Most people think “Yarn” and think Knitting or Crochet.. and are a little daunted to start knitting with kids etc. But there are lots of amazing yarn crafts for kids you can do, that don’t require a particularly detailed skill. Here we share some of our favourite yarn projects to date!
There are so many great things you can make with yarn and wool and we have made many things over the years. It is worth adding 203 colours of wool to any basic craft stash!
I have tried to order all our yarn crafts by themes – from weaving type projects (great for pattern recognition) to pom pom crafts and yarn wrapping (a wonderful activity for younger children). I haven’t listed ALL our projects here.. as many have collections of their won (.e.g Pom Pom Crafts) and I didn’t want to bore you with super long list… so picked out my favourite to inspire you…
5 Favourite Yarn DIYs
The video playing shows an overview of 5 of our favourite yarn crafts. More details here!
Yarn Weaving Projects for Kids
As mentioned above, weaving projects are fantastic for pattern recognition and concentration. There are many great simple and more intense projects tou can give a go. I woudl probably start with traditional God’s Eye weaving or the Paper Plate Flowers. They are relatively quick and easy to make and look great.
- Traditional God’s Eye Weaving
- Watermelon God’s Eye Weaving
- Flower God’s Eyes (they look great and are easy to make than you think!)
- Milk Carton Basket Weaving
- Make Woven Dolls (such an adorable project)
- Paper Plate woven flowers
- Paper plate dream catchers
Pom Pom Making for Kids
Pom pom crafts are of course a staple of ANY Yarn Craft for kids article. You can’t not have some pom poms in there. We have an extensive collection of pom pom crafts for you to explore and there are also a number of Pom Pom Making Techniques.. however, if we had to pick out our favourites, it would have to be:
Similarly, there are so many great Pom Pom projects out there. But from Red Ted Art, these would be our most popular:
You can use these pom poms as part of Pom Pom Wreaths or colourful Zipper Pulls/ Back Pack Charm for kids. You can glue them on to pencils as pom pom pencil toppers or you can add them to keychains. You can make pom pom garlands.. or pom pom ornaments. So many ways to use your pom poms.
Finger Knitting for Kids
The next thing we adore doing with yarn, is finger knitting! Again, we have a number of finger knitting projects and tutorials, from finger knitting with two fingers, using two strands to finger knit and connecting finger knitted strands…. So much to explore and have a go at. But again, if I had to pick out just a few, I would start with these finger knitting projects:
- Finger knitted bunny
- Finger knitted butterfly
- Finger knitted rainbow
- Finger knitted snake
- Finger knitting beanie (advanced)
How to make tassles
Tassles are super fun to make and great to add to all sorts of projects such as:
Yarn Wrapping Projects for Kids
Yarn Wrapping is another one of those great crafts that are supper fun to make wih lovely results. You can wrap as much or as little as you like and projects willl still be cute. It is also a grat project to work on with kids of different ages as lall kids can manage a bit of yarn wrapping!
Yarn Wrapped Wreaths
Yarn Wrapped Cardboard
- Yarn Wrapped Cloud Rainbows
- Yarn Wrapped Apples
- Yarn Wrapped Shamrocks
- Yarn Wrapped Stars
- Yarn Wrapped Heart Boomarks
- Yarn Wrapped Letters
- Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins
Other Yarn Wrapped Crafts
Paper Plate Sewing Crafts
These paper plate sewing projects are a great way to get young kids practciing their sewing skills. And the results are super cute!
Other great Yarn Projects for Kids include:
Finally a section of yarn related crafts that don’t fit under other topics!
- Friendship bracelets
- Glue Yarn Bowls
- Worry Dolls
- Yarn Wrapped Rattle Sticks
- Colourful Yarn Wrapped Sticks
- Snipped Yarn Rainbows
- Yarn Monsters
- Easy Yarn Dolls
We also have some cute yarn Christmas Ornaments!
Yarn as hair!
And let’s not forget that it is good to always have some wool or yarn in your craft stash as it makes the perfect hair for all sorts of projects. Here just a few examples:
- Pipe cleaner people
- Toilet Roll Angels
- TP Roll People (in general)
- Cork People
- Wooden Spoon Goldilocks
- Hobby Horse Mane
Crochet and Knitting
I don’t want to spend TOO long on crochet or knitting.. as either you love it or you don’t. But I did want to highlight these posts, to maybe help you have a go:
- A collection of Free Crochet Toy Patterns (see image below!)
- Teach yourself to crochet
- East knitting for beginners – mini egg cozy hats
- Easy knitting for beginners – mini mermaid dolls