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Archive for June 29th, 2011


5 Crafts With Kids, No Knitting or Crochet Required!

June 29th, 2011

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Share your love of yarncrafting with the kids in your life! Summer is here, and it’s the season where kids everywhere are going to summer camp, traveling with family and having slumber parties! Now that school is out and kids have a little more time around the house, it’s the perfect chance to try out new crafts with them. These projects don’t require any knitting or crochet, so they are a great way to get started!

Below are 5 of our favorite easy crafting projects to do with kids:

Nothing says summer time quite like flowers in bloom and growing your own plants. If the kids in your life are interested in planting their own seeds (a popular summer camp activity) then try making an Earth Day Flower Pot that will be beautiful before and after the plant begins to grow!
Going away for a family vacation, summer camp or even a slumber party can be hard for a child leaving home. Make packing for the trip a celebration by helping them make a set of Luggage Tags. These tags make it easy to find the right suitcase. No one else will have luggage quite like theirs!
Friendship Bracelets are the project of choice for summer camps and sleepovers. A friendship bracelet can be sweet gift for a new friend or a thoughtful gift for a child who feels homesick. This one is quick to make and light enough to send in the mail.
These Holiday Decorations are also called God’s Eyes or Ojos de Dios. They are simple to make, and are great for experimenting with new textures and colors. Let the child you’re crafting with pick out whatever yarn they like. Everything from Fun Fur to Vanna’s Glamour will look great in this project!
Make super cute sandals out of regular flip flops with these instructions for No-Crochet Flip Flops. Kids can wear these at the pool or the beach, and you can even make a pair to match!

For tips and on yarncrafting with kids, check out our YarnCraft Podcasts special series on Summer Crafting with Kids. Who knows, you could be the one who inspires them to become a knitter, crocheter or weaver someday!

Is there a little one in your life that you’d like to share your love of yarncraft with? Leave us a comment to share!

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