It’s that time again: time for the end of the school term and for the children to be set loose upon the world once more…! If you’re looking for ways to keep them occupied until September, look no further: we’ve come up with 17 brilliant ways for your kids to keep themselves amused using just yarn and a few other crafty tools. As long as you don’t mind them raiding your beloved stash, you won’t hear a peep from them all summer!
A staple of kids’ crafts, these giant ones are super-easy to make and would make a cool garland for any child’s room.
Fun and quick to make, these quirky makes are very stylish right now, and your little one can make their own using just PVA glue, balloons and a ball of yarn!
Perfect for finishing touches to a child’s room or using as pretty hair decorations.
Cut yourself a template using cardboard, grab some coloured yarn and you’re off!
Originally used by Native Americans to ward off bad dreams, this is sure to reassured even the fussiest sleeper.
T-shirt yarn (or tarn) is made by ripping up old clothes, so it’s also a great way to upcycle any unwanted garments!
A classic every boy or girl should learn.
Already a pro at pompoms? Show your kiddie how to make these cute animal ones!
Try buying the same letter that your child’s name starts with so they can create something really personal just for them.
She’ll be their new best friend in no time!
One for the slightly older kids, encourage them to get creative by making whatever shape they like.
Fab for your child’s inner bookworm, these handmade accessories also make great gifts for book lovers.
No need to go out and buy one: this handy tutorial demonstrates how your son or daughter can make their own!
Just the thing for hanging on their bedroom wall and making the space their very own.
If your precious one suffers from hay fever, try making a yarn-inspired alternative!
Simple to do, this is a brilliant way to introduce kids to the fun-filled world of knitting.
If your child is already a crafting pro, give them a task that will last them all summer (or at least until the weekend is over!).