Knotting is a traditional Chinese craft. Knots are functional (used to fasten clothes, etc) but they are decorative too. Elaborate designs are often used as decorations at Chinese New Year.
We've got a growing collection of wool crafts for kids, including collage, wrapping, sticking, finger knitting, pompoms and more! If you are a knitter and have lots of odds and ends of balls lying around, these crafts are idea. If not, wool is cheap and cheerful and comes in so many bright colours it is hard to resist once you start looking!
Here's a simple Pompom Bauble craft for kids to make at Christmas - pompoms are fun to make, keep little fingers busy, and you'll end up with a very pretty Christmas tree decoration, especially if you choose some sparkly wool/yarn!
Although simple to do, the textural nature of our rainbow wool collage made it popular with our testers, who enjoyed sticking the multi-coloured strands of wool in place.
Gather some scraps of wool / yarn to make this pretty, textural autumn leaf. Do it in a group and you could end up with enough to make a lovely wreath or tree display. We've used autumn colours but you could do this with different shades of green and yellow too.
These wool hearts are so simple to make and as you can see, they can come out in lovely vibrant colours! You will need patience while the glue dries, though, so make sure they are far away from little fingers.
Here is an easy skeleton craft for Halloween using just a few simple bits and pieces from around the house.
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Our wool wreath craft is a fun Christmas activity for little kids. Once you have wrapped the wreath you can decorate with whatever crafty bits and pieces you have on hand!