Here we have another post in honor of National Craft month – you thought yarn was just for knitting sweaters! Well it isn’t! We’ve found a couple yarn crafts for kids and the yarn bowl is a great one for kids who LOVE getting messy. You may not love getting messy however so I recommend putting newspaper on the floors, walls, door, ceiling and family pet. Let’s begin!
- Strands of yarn in multiple colors – the gradient yarn is also a really neat idea
- White school glue thinned slightly with water
- A bowl or “bowl” You can use a bowl turned upside down and covered with plastic wrap or try using a balloon
- Choose one bowl to use as your mold, remember: the shape of this bowl will determine the shape of your yarn bowl
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap
- Mix up the water and the white school glue with a little bit of water into a different bowl
- Once you’ve lined up the cotton yarn ball, glue bowl, and bowl mold, unravel the yarn and dip it in the glue. (Note: Don’t cut it yet!)
- Pinch the yarn between your fingers and slide them along it to squeeze off the excess glue.
- Then, just wind the yarn back and forth, over and around the outside of the bowl mold.
- Continue until the bowl is covered the way you want it and then cut the yarn. Press the yarn down gently to help the strands stick together.
- Allow the yarn to dry or use a hair dryer to speed things up.