Good grief it is cold outside! It was just about this time last year when I shared my most controversial yarn craft for kids – our yarn bombed chair turned dollhouse.
Yes, I do tend to go a bit loopy in the winter (and heaven help me by March – that was when the chickens got their winter hats). It is just so (so) cold!
When it is so cold out I just love to craft with yarn. The jury has decided I may not actually be that good at it (though I still stand by that yarn dollhouse!)
Regardless, I decided to save you from another one of my interesting yarn crafting ideas. Instead – I bring you oodles of super sweet yarn crafts for kids.
I hope they bring a little warmth to your winter friends. These yarn crafts are excellent to do with children before they learn to knit. I have written quite a bit about knitting for kids, including this tutorial on exactly why and how I teach my kids to knit. Knitting is such a fabulous and educational activity for kids! But before they learn to knit, they need to explore, play, and create with yarn. This builds dexterity and fine motor control allowing those little hands to get ready.
So, I bring you these lovely yarn crafts for kids!
Yarn-Wrapped Hearts – My kids had such fun using our extra yarn to make homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day!
Snipped Yarn Rainbow Craft from Stay at Home Educator – Children snip colorful pieces of yarn to create a beautiful rainbow. So much thoughtful consideration went into what the kids crafted.
Finger Knitting from Housing a Forest – I love that the kids just need their fingers and some yarn to make something fun.
Paper Plate Woven Sunflowers from Mum in the Madhouse – What beautiful flowers made just with paper plates and yarn!
Yarn-Wrapped Letters from Creative with Kids – A whole name made of these letters would be a wonderful bedroom wall decoration!
Painting with Yarn from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Children can explore what happens when yarn is used as a paintbrush!
Yarn Art Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon from Buggy and Buddy – Such a creative activity to go along with a favorite childhood book.
Rolling Pin Yarn Art from Kids Craft Room – The yarn-wrapped rolling pins create such beautiful patterns!
Texture Yarn Heart Craft from Hands On As We Grow – This process can be adapted for so many different shapes and ideas!
Yarn Art with Paper Plates and Twigs from Happy Hooligans – After a nature walk to hunt for sticks, kids can grab the yarn and get creating. Add some paper plates for even more creations.
Woolly Sheep Craft from The Imagination Tree and Danya Banya – Kids can make these woolly sheep to go along with “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, or as part of a farm theme.
Yarn Bowl Craft for Kids from Fantastic Fun and Learning – It would be such fun to see what treasures the children would keep in this DIY bowl.
Yarn Sticks from Babble Dabble Do – Decorate sticks with a variety of colors and patterns!
Cardboard Roll Bracelets from Molly Moo – Wearable yarn art the kids can make themselves. So much room for individual creativity.
Weaving with Kids from Art Bar – Introduce children to weaving with these homemade cardboard looms. A side-by-side art activity for kids (and adults)!
Woven Craft Stick Butterflies from The Craft Train – I can just see these butterflies hanging from the ceiling or being flown around the house!
Yarn Craft Teepee from Zing Zing Tree – These can be used as electronic tealight holders, but I can also see dolls and Lego mini figures sitting inside the teepees.
Yarn Wrapped Bee Craft from Housing a Forest – These bees sure have some personality! I think they’d make for some fun puppet shows.
Yarn Bird Nest Craft from No Time for Flash Cards – I know many a child who will be enamored with the process to make this bird nest out of yarn!
Woollybear Caterpillar Yarn Craft from Stir the Wonder – What a perfect yarn craft for kids to make while they’re learning about this caterpillar!
Yarn Wrapped Rock Monsters from Easy Peasy and Fun – I can only imagine the amazing monsters the kids would make with rocks and yarn!
Winter Tree Stick Craft from Buggy and Buddy – Gorgeous trees made with sticks, yarn, and a few embellishments. Kids can make a version for every season and talk about how trees change over the course of a year.
Ojo de Dios/God’s Eye from Art Bar – A traditional camp craft that never seems to get old!
There you have it friends! Oodles and oodles of warm crafting ideas to get you through to spring (and to keep you safely away from any yarn bombing doll houses).
Though the crochet chicken hats will most certainly be happening again …
Hope you are having a lovely week! I hope you enjoyed these yarn crafts for kids. Thank you for reading.