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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
School’s Out Summer Fun – Think Crafts
No matter how old your child is, they will have a blast playing with big, colorful yarn. In addition to stringing, yarn can be used for finger knitting (as seen below), stitching, basket weaving, and plenty of other fun and unique crafts.
Sticky Hands, Warm Hearts – Spoonful
Let your kids get a little messy with this fun yarn craft. You can use any shape cookie cutter you want to create the shapes, and create a garland, a mobile, or some fun wall art.
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Kids Fun Indoor Activities – Confessions of a Wisconsin Houswife
Though it isn’t particularly “crafty”, you can still create hours of fun simply by stringing yarn in a hallway as a “laser obstacle course” that can challenge any spy in training!
Yarn Folk Art – Think Crafts
Welcome the spring season by creating these pieces of yarn art. Teach the child to stay inside the lines and create a beautiful shape.
Tracing With Yarn – Mess For Less
If you have a child who is learning letters, this is a fun way to teach them. The sandpaper background keeps the yarn in place, but it is easily removed for hours of fun.
For information on choosing yarn and the different types, visit the yarn buying guide.
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.