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17 crafts for your kids to try this summer

17 crafts for your kids to try this summer

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!

1. Giant pompoms

A staple of kids’ crafts, these giant ones are super-easy to make and would make a cool garland for any child’s room.
(from www.bestbirthdays.ca)

2. Glue yarn balls

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!
(from www.makeandtakes.com)

3. Butterfly trims

Perfect for finishing touches to a child’s room or using as pretty hair decorations.
(from www.redheart.com)

4. Yarn snakes

Cut yourself a template using cardboard, grab some coloured yarn and you’re off!
(from www.recyclart.org)

5. Dreamcatcher

Originally used by Native Americans to ward off bad dreams, this is sure to reassured even the fussiest sleeper.
(from www.sophie-world.com)

6. T-shirt yarn bracelets

T-shirt yarn (or tarn) is made by ripping up old clothes, so it’s also a great way to upcycle any unwanted garments!
(from www.agirlandagluegun.com)

7. Cat’s Cradle

A classic every boy or girl should learn.
(from www.ifyoulovetoread.com)

8. Animal pompoms

Already a pro at pompoms? Show your kiddie how to make these cute animal ones!
(from www.mrprintables.com)

9. Yarn-wrapped letter

Try buying the same letter that your child’s name starts with so they can create something really personal just for them.
(from www.catchmyparty.com)

10. Olivia Octopus

She’ll be their new best friend in no time!
(from www.redheart.com)

11. String heart

One for the slightly older kids, encourage them to get creative by making whatever shape they like.
(from www.coolinstructographics.com)

12. Pompom bookmarks

Fab for your child’s inner bookworm, these handmade accessories also make great gifts for book lovers.
(from www.designmom.com)

13. French knitters

No need to go out and buy one: this handy tutorial demonstrates how your son or daughter can make their own!
(from www.kidspot.com.au)

14. Weaving

Just the thing for hanging on their bedroom wall and making the space their very own.
(from www.artbarblog.com)

15. Dandelions

If your precious one suffers from hay fever, try making a yarn-inspired alternative!
(from www.ukcraftblog.com)

16. Finger knitting

Simple to do, this is a brilliant way to introduce kids to the fun-filled world of knitting.
(from www.thesunnypatch.ca)

17. Pompom rug

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!).
(from www.sayyes.com)

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