7 Super Fun Yarn Crafts for Kids of Every Age ...

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It’s tough to come up with things to keep the kids occupied while home for the summer, so when I saw these yarn crafts for kids, I added them to the list of summer projects we’ll tackle. These crafts are not too expensive, which helps the budget for sure. If your children enjoy these, simply check out the yarn brand web sites such as Bernat or Lion Brand for more yarn crafts for kids.

1. Yarn Monsters

Bernat yarn has a list of yarn crafts for kids that includes these cute little yarn monsters. Seems monsters of all kinds are super popular, so why not? Once you click the source link, you can see the templates needed that are mentioned in the instructions as well as the yarns colors and numbers used.

Materials:

Bernat® Super Value™ (197 g/7 oz; 389 m/426 yds)

Cardboard for pom-pom templates

2 white pipe cleaners

2 googly eyes

Piece of felt or construction paper for ‘feet’ of creature

Craft glue

Black felt-tipped marker

Scissors

Blunt-tipped tapestry needle

Instructions:

Body Pompom

- Print out 6" [15 cm] template for each disc (make 2 discs). Glue to cardboard. Allow to dry, then cut out along solid and dashed lines.

- Using matching yarn, approx 10" [25.5 cm] long, place between the 2 discs around center cut out and hold discs together.

- Holding 2 strands together, wrap MC yarn around the cardboard template 200 times. Break yarn.

- Pull yarn between the 2 discs and tie very tightly in center.

- Slip scissors between the 2 discs and cut the wrapped yarn all around the circle.

- Pull the discs from the yarn. Fluff and lightly trim pompom so it is even but a little floppy for Large Creature. For Small Creature, trim pompom until Body is smaller and more dense.

Eye Pompoms (make 2)

- Print out 2" [5 cm] template for each disc (make 2 discs). Glue to cardboard. Allow to dry, then cut out along solid and dashed lines.

- Using matching yarn, approx 8" [20.5 cm] long, place between the 2 discs around center cut out and hold discs together.

- For Large Creature: With B, wrap yarn around template 30 times. (See Diagrams on page 2)

- With MC, wrap 80 times, starting on right side of B and wrapping over top of B evenly to the other side.

- With A, wrap 150 times from one side of template opening to the other making sure to cover MC wraps.

- For Small Creature: With B wrap 40 times.

- With A, starting at one side template opening and ending at the other side wrap 180 times making sure to cover B.

- Slip scissors between the 2 discs and cut the wrapped yarn all around the circle.

- Pull the discs from the yarn. Lightly trim Contrast A, just to make even. Trim MC to be ¼" [6 mm] shorter than Contrast A.

- For Large Creature, trim Contrast B very short to make it smooth, round and dense.

- Glue googly eye to center of each eye.

Finishing:

Put one end of pipe cleaner through eye of tapestry needle and bend pipe cleaner to secure. Poke needle through center of Body pompom from the side and pull through so that one half of pipe cleaner is on each side of Body. Bend pipe cleaner in half from the middle. Attach one eye to each end of pipe cleaner, using tapestry needle.

Creature Feet

Print out Base Template and cut along solid line. Place template on felt or construction paper and using felt-tipped marker, trace the outline of the base. Cut along traced line. Glue Body to Feet.

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