Get out those balls of yarn – here are 20 Colorful Yarn Crafts for Kids – and the kids at heart! Perfect for a weekend with the family!
Haven’t we all seen those pictures of cats playing with balls of yarn? They can go on for hours playing with that ball, and it makes us wonder what’s so intriguing about that simple thing. Well, if you’re a crafter, you’ll have a little understanding of why the kitten finds the ball of yarn so interesting!
Yarn is so much fun that there’s even a day dedicated to it – 17th October is I Love Yarn Day! Not like we needed a day anyway; we’ve always been fans of colorful yarn!
When people think of yarn, they think of knitting, sewing or crochet or something that requires special tools or skills. However, the magic of yarn is that whether or not you have any special skills, everyone can do something with it – little kids, parents, grandparents – even kittens!
So today, we’ve got 20 reasons for you to get out all your yarn, and you won’t be disappointed! There’s something here for all ages and skill levels, so go ahead without fear and make something colorful and fun!
20 Simple and Colorful Yarn Crafts for Kids
Kids love personalizing their things, from their pencil cases to their rooms. Happy Hooligans fills this craving with a fun project where you can cut out letters from cardboard and wrap them in colorful yarn.
If you’d like to decorate your room in theme with spring, you need to look no further than this lovely wall hanging! It uses multiple materials including yarn, and kids will enjoy seeing how all of it comes together to create something beautiful!
How cute is this little birdie from Arty Crafty Kids? While the main part of the craft is made with cardboard and yarn, we love the little natural touch using twigs. You can also use real leaves if you like, or go for paper ones as shown in the project.
The Pretty Life Girls has a project that would also make a lovely gift for toddlers! Instead of buying lacing cards from stores, you can make your own durable version like these, and of course, include lots of yarn in fun colors!
We love these goofy looking owls from Project Kid! The basic craft is actually really simple, but it gets more interesting with the use of multiple materials like foam, buttons, pipe cleaners and sticks.
Want to send someone your love? Do it through a handmade card decorated with yarn! This is really an open ended project since kids can try making their own patterns and designs with the yarn.
These yarn butterflies from The Craft Train are so pretty and perfect for spring! You can make individual butterflies or make a whole bunch and use them as a garland or banner to decorate your room! You can also stick magnets on the back to put them up on the refrigerator.
8. Yarn Bugs
Our Kid Things brings cardboard tubes together with yarn to create some bugs that look….out of this world! We love the felt wings – adds a nice texture. Go for googly eyes to make the bugs look quirkier than they already are!
It’s nearly spring, which means its time for spring showers! Red Ted Art celebrates the season with a cloud craft that uses yarn in clever ways. You can either used lots of yarn for a rainbow or use just one color to make pom poms – genius!
Pink Stripey Socks uses the ‘God’s eye’ pattern to create absolutely adorable little baby turtles. All you need for this craft are craft sticks and colored yarn, as well as markers to draw on the turtle’s features.
No more bad dreams – this dreamcatcher will catch them all and leave you to sleep peacefully! Dream catchers may seem difficult for kids to make, but this project is totally kid-friendly but looks very impressive at the end.
The Craft Train goes all yarn purist on this project that uses just yarn to create little dolls. The fun part is that you can make the doll wearing a dress or pants! Add some more yarn for hair that you can style in different ways!
Kids leaving their things all over the place? Not anymore, with this fun organizer craft from Happy Hooligans! When kids make the organizer themselves, you can be sure that they’ll be more motivated to put their things away.
We love these bunnies from Our Kid Things – they’re perfect for Easter! They also look like they’d be good for holding things, as in an organizer. You could also attach small gifts with tape so it looks like the bunny is handing them out!
There’s nothing like a good craft to teach young children STEM concepts, and this project from I Heart Crafty Things uses yarn and cardboard to learn about seasons in a simple yet effective way.
Here’s a craft that you should most certainly bookmark to make for Halloween! Hello, Wonderful uses yarn and pipe cleaners to create an army of rainbow spiders, who actually look quite good! Use one large and one small googly eye for a funky look!
17. Yarn Monsters
While we’re on the subject of spiders and Halloween, why not try these monsters from Blue Bear Wood? They’re really easy to make and since they’re monsters, you don’t need to stick to any pattern – make them look as ridiculous as you like!
If you’ve been looking for an Easter craft that’s not too complicated for your child, we recommend this one from Craft Play Learn. You can make the chick and carrot as shown in the project, but we also think you should try making an Easter egg with different colors of yarn.
These little fuzzy caps from The Make your Own Zone are absolutely adorable! While we wish we could wear them, unfortunately we can’t, but they may work well for a doll or action figure you may have!
20. Heart String Art
This project from Sugar Bee Crafts combines a little math with art to create something that’s gorgeous and elegant. This would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion, like Mother’s Day.
After seeing all these yarn crafts for kids, we’re sure you’ll agree that yarn is pretty amazing to craft with! Since it doesn’t have a shape of its own, it blends beautifully with other art materials to create whatever your heart desires. And since they’re available in every color under the sun, you can customize your project exactly the way you like!