5 Yarn Craft Projects for Kids

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5 Yarn Craft Projects for Kids

There's no better way to inspire your kids to be creative than to introduce them to the world of crafting, plus, it's also a great way to introduce them to the wonderful possibilities of yarn!

Crafting is great for children for many reasons. It allows them to be creative, self-expressive and gain confidence as they learn and create something of their own.

If you're a knitter or a crocheter you'll know the many benefits that come with working with yarn, from it being a calming hobby to the many possibilities of creating beautiful projects. That's why we've put together a list of 5 craft projects to introduce your kids to yarn and get them crafting!

Number One Yarn Bookmarks

These fun and colorfully braided yarn bookmarks are an easy yarn craft that kids can work on. Get your kids involved in this yarn craft by getting them to help you make a simple bookmark for their favorite book or yours! They're so easy to make you can make them as cute gifts for the holidays that your child can proudly gift to classmates, teachers, and family.

Below you'll find a list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make yarn bookmarks.

Supplies

Making the Braid

How to make a bookmark out of yarn: Step 1

Step 1

Cut 6 strands of your chosen Caron One Pound color to 14 inches and tape all to a sturdy surface at one end.

How to make a bookmark out of yarn: Step 2

Step 2

Group the 6 strands of yarn into 3 sets of 2 and braid the 3 sets of two strands all the way down from the taped end to the loose end.

How to make a bookmark out of yarn: Step 3

Step 3

Tightly knot the braids at both ends.

Making the Pompom

How to make a pompom: Step 1

Step 1

Wrap yarn around your hand around 75 times or as many times as you'd like. Remember the more yarn you wrap around your hand the fluffier the pompom. Afterward, cut yarn.

How to make a pompom: Step 2

Step 2

Slip the yarn off your hand and tie tightly in the center with a separate strand of yarn then cut through the looped strands on either end of the tie.

How to make a pompom: Step 3

Step 3

Trim and fluff the pompom edges so they are even.

Free Pattern: Simple Garter Cowl in Bernat Mega Bulky yarn
Free Pattern: Keeping it Simple Knit Super Scraf in Bernat Roving yarn
Finishing your yarn bookmark

Step 4

Glue a pompom onto each end of the braid and repeat as many times as you like in their favorite colors!




Number Two Tassel Gift Topper

Another great craft project to make for the holidays are tassel gift toppers. This simple yarn craft is perfect for kids who like to be involved in holiday decorating and gift wrapping. Plus, learning how to make tassels will give them the ability to make plenty of other craft projects, helping to fuel their creativity.

Below you'll find a list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make yarn bookmarks.

Supplies

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 1

Step 1

Wrap your Caron Simply Soft yarn around your hand around 10 times or as many times as you'd like. The more yarn you wrap around your hand the bigger your tassel will turn out.

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 2

Step 2

Cut the yarn tail and cut another short piece of yarn.

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 3

Step 3

Slip the yarn off your hand and tightly wrap the shorter piece of yarn around an inch from one end of the wound yarn.

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 4

Step 4

Cut the looped yarn on the longer end of the tassel, leaving the shorter end uncut.

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 5

Step 5

Take the string of yarn you intend to wrap around your gift and string it through the shorter looped end of the tassel. Tie it tightly and trim the end.

How to make a tassel gift topper: Step 6

Step 6

Repeat as many times as you like with your other colors of Caron Simply Soft. These cute tassels are great for wrapping gifts for the holidays or decorating cards.




Number Three Pompom Wreath

If your little ones are taking an interest to yarn and like to make pompoms or know how to make pompoms. You can check out our quick video tutorials below for more fun craft projects kids can make.

Add some fun color accents to your home with this pompom wreath! Make it with Bernat® Softee® Chunky, this super bulky yarn will help you achieve full and fluffy pompoms.

Supplies

Watch our quick video tutorial below and learn how to make a pompom wreath.




Number Four Pompom Bunny

Learn to make this No-Needle Pompom Bunny! A perfect craft to introduce little ones to yarn. Make it with Caron® Simply Soft®, this yarn comes in 52 different shades so there's the perfect color for any bunny! Plus, the beautiful luster and sheen to this yarn is sure to make this project look and feel exceptional, creating a keepsake for any child.

Supplies

Watch our video tutorial and learn how to make this No-Needle Pompom Bunny step-by-step.




Number Five Pompom Headband

You can add pompoms to a headband and give this classic hair accessory a modern yarn update! Use Caron Simply Soft to achieve soft and lustrous pompoms. With 52 shades available this yarn is perfect for coordinating with any outfit no matter the occasion!

Supplies

Watch our video tutorial to learn how to add pompoms to your headbands!