Five Kid-Friendly Crafts Made From Yarn

Am I the only one that has a basket full of yarn taking up space in a closet?  Every once in a while I’ll pull it out to do a crochet project, but what inevitably happens is a barrage of children begging me to make ‘something fun’ with it. 

Since I can be a sucker for their enthusiasm, I occasionally indulge. Besides, yarn crafts are some of the easiest to try because they don’t require a ton of materials.

Here are a few that we have tried…


Kid-Friendly Valentine Crafts Made From Yarn


1.String Heart yarn cards– If you want to create some really unique valentines, these are great! This would also be a great craft to introduce sewing. 2.Love Bugs– Ours turned out a little cheesy, but believe it or not, the kids really enjoyed these little creatures the most. Homemade monsters? What’s not to love?? 3.Yarn wrapped word– This was somewhat challenging for little fingers, but we conquered a word together. (I can see this as a future exercise for practicing letters and name writing.)

4.Straw weaving– Haha. This one looks cool, but ours did not (Hence the missing picture). And that was because I didn’t follow the directions very well. It unraveled. Jovie cried. Moving on to the next one…



5.Pom pom garland– This little garland is so cute. I think we are going to hang it in the girls room after Valentine’s Day. We just used our fingers to make the pom-poms, but if you want a more perfect looking garland you can buy a cheap little pom-pom maker on Amazon.

What yarn crafts do your kids enjoy?

This is an update blog post from January 2017

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