There are so many fun activities that our family has tried, especially yarn crafts because they are so quick and easy to make! Sometimes the younger kids don’t have the patience for tedious crafts, so finding something quick works great for our household. The great thing about yarn is that you can make almost anything! One simple material and all your kids and come up with something different, how awesome is that?!
Plus, yarn can quickly clean up so you have more time for other to-dos during the week! If you need other quick ways to keep track of your week, check out the free printables I’ve been making at the end of the post
Here are the crafts I found:
Yarn-Wrapped Rainbow Wall Hanging
Source: Lia Griffith
Cardboard and yarn things I’m sure you have just laying around the right… Grab those leftover cardboard boxes and make this wonderful yarn-wrapped wall hanging. I love the boho vibe and just how simple this craft project is!
DIY Flower Wall Yarn Craft
Source: Arin Solange At Home
Do you have an empty wall that you want to decorate without breaking the bank? This DIY wall decor tutorial shows you how to make a flower wall of daisies made out of yarn. I feel like you could easily change out the colors of the flowers to match your aesthetic or make each one a different color!
Easy Gnome Ornament for Kids to Make
Source: Happy Hooligans
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s always a good idea to save a few craft projects in case the kids are getting restless before the big day! This gnome craft is a fun ornament that you and your kids can make together. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to hang them up on the Christmas tree for years to come!
Related Post: Best Christmas Crafts For Kids
Source: Design Improvised
Yarn is one of those craft supplies that you can get as creative as you want with! If you need some cheap and easy Halloween decorations for around the house, check out these simple yarn pumpkins! You could turn them into some DIY garland or just have the kids help you make some for decorations!
DIY Fringed Mirror Wall Hanging
Source: Sugar & Cloth
Whether you want to make your own wall hangings or you want to add some DIY decoration to your room, this one’s perfect! Next time you go to Hobby Lobby, grab some cheap mirrors and yarn in your favorite color. Then all you need is a little bit of free time and you’ll have your own mirror wall hangings!
Chunky Yarn DIY Keychain Tutorial
Source: Think Make Share
Keychains are a great accessory or a perfect gift to give!. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on them, you can make some out of chunky yarn. I don’t know about you… but anything made with chunky yarn is a yes in my book. Check out the tutorial for a step by step guide to making one!
Related Post: DIY Keychain Ideas
Easy Stitched String Art for Kids
Source: Happy Go Lucky Blog
Let’s grab some yarn or embroidery thread and stitch together a fun image with the kids! You’ll need a few pieces of cardstock to make this fun yet simple project. It’s great for kids of different ages because they can make any picture they want. Shooting stars, planets, emojis, and so much more!
Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornaments
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
Instead of buying a ton of overpriced ornaments, let’s make some at home this year! This Christmas tree DIY ornament can be a great project you can do alone or with your little ones. This will be great practice for those fine motor skills if you’re doing it with your kids
Straw Weaving Instructions
Source: One Little Project
I’m sure by now you know that you could make almost anything with yarn… But, did you know you could weave with straws? This tutorial combines straws and yarn to leave you with a craft your kids will absolutely love! You can make beautiful bracelets in any color combination you want. Too fun!
DIY Yarn Wrapped Planter
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
Give your favorite planter a little makeover! You can add a pop of color to the room with some yarn that will complement your planter and the plant inside of it. You can choose any colors you want and have fun crafting!
Related Post: DIY Concrete Planter Ideas
Rainbow Weavings with Koolaid Dyed Yarn
Bored at home with the kids? If so… you need to check out these fun little rainbow craft weavings. You’ll use yarn, cardboard, scissors, and a few more supplies you’ll find in this tutorial. So grab all the supplies you need and get to crafting with the kids!
Charming DIY Yarn Snowman Door Hanger
Source: Made In a Day
Christmas is around the corner and so are all the overpriced Christmas decorations. If you don’t want to spend a bunch of money, you can make some yourself! Check out this snowman craft, you can make it with your kids and it won’t cost much at all if you have the yarn ready to go!
Spider Web Yarn Kid Craft
Source: The Crafting Chicks
You can find a whole bunch of homemade Halloween crafts on Pinterest, but these super easy yarn spider webs are just too cute. For this one, you’ll need some yarn, some popsicle sticks, and a plastic spider. That’s all!
Related Post: Popsicle Stick Craft Tutorials
Macrame Yarn Garland DIY
Source: A Beautiful Mess
Do you have a room in your home that’s lacking a bit of color? You can add a statement with a simple, yet wonderful garland! This macramé garland is made by weaving yarn. You can choose which colors you want to incorporate into any room! Let’s get down to business
Winter Hat Christmas Ornament Tutorial
Source: Left on Peninsula Road
Want to decorate your Christmas tree with a cute little yarn hat? You have to check out this tutorial! You can make your hat in any color you choose or craft a few to string on the tree. These little hats would look extra cute strung together to make your own DIY Christmas garland. Love it!
How To Make A Yarn God’s Eye
Source: Skip To My Lou
If your kids skipped out on camp this year, you can do some camp activities at home to kill the boredom. Make a God’s Eye with this super simple tutorial. You’ll need some yarn in different colors and a few sticks… Cheap and easy, what’s better than that?!
Yarn Painting Craft Tutorial
Painting can get messy if you have kids. If you want a craft day without the mess, check out this fun tutorial. It shows you how to paint without using any paint. Instead, you’ll be yarn painting. It’s mess-free and fun. Plus, your kids will learn a new technique. Perfect!
Yarn Monster Puppets For Kids
Source: White House Crafts
Halloween is one of the best days of the year. And if you love the spooooky season as much as I do, I’m sure you could use some new Halloween craft ideas! You can make a yarn monster puppet with a huge googly eye that your little ones will love. Have your kids each make one and hang them up on the fridge or from a doorway!
Easter Egg Yarn Art
Source: Makes & Takes
With how fast time is flying by, Easter will be here before you know it… I know that might sound CRAZY, but it’s always nice to have a few craft tutorials save for that time of year! This Easter egg yarn art craft is a wonderful little project that you and your kids can do together. You can let your kids choose the decorations and the colors of their eggs. Amazing!
Related Post: DIY Easter Craft Ideas
Yarn-Wrapped DIY Slap Bracelets
Source: Design Improvised
Slap bracelets were a huge trend when I was growing up… It’s time to bring that trend back and make it even better. Your kids will love making these! Grab a bunch of different colored yarn and let them make a super custom bracelet!
Finger Knitting Yarn Craft For Kids
Source: The Crafting Train
If your kids are too young for regular knitting, you might want to introduce finger knitting. It’s an easy craft that kids of all ages can enjoy. This technique can be used for a whole bunch of different projects. All you need is yarn, scissors, and your fingers to start knitting this way!
Yarn Pumpkin Craft for Fall
Source: The Typical Mom
Whether you want to cut down on screen time or you just want to entertain the kids with a simple DIY game… this tutorial is a must save! Check out this simple little Tic Tac Toe game! The instructions are very easy to follow and you only need three things to make it. Let’s craft and play!
Turkey Pom Pom Thanksgiving Craft
Source: Growing Up Gabel
Thanksgiving is almost here and we all know that a cute little TURKEY craft is a must. If you have googly eyes and yarn… then you pretty much have everything you need. Check out the tutorial and make little turkeys with the kids this year!
Multicolored Yarn Heart Garland
Source: A Wonderful Thought
The holiday of love will be knocking on your door before you know it. That’s why you have to be prepared! If you like to make your own garland, you’re going to love this heart-shaped yarn garland. I feel like these would look really good in different shades of red and pink… almost making an ombre look with the colors!
Related Post: Valentines Day Crafts
Chunky Knit Yarn Covered Pumpkins
Source: Noting Grace
If you love trying out new crafts, then you’ll love these chunky yarn covered pumpkins. You’ll need some craft pumpkins, some chunky yarn, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a few more simple supplies! Get ready for that sweater weather!
Yarn Wrapped Cloud Rainbows
Source: Red Ted Art
There are thousands of crafts you can make with wool and yarn. But nothing is as cute and fun to make with the kids as these rainbows! This would be a great project to make out on the back porch or garage!
How to Make Yarn Christmas Trees
Source: Ruffles & Rain Boots
Here’s another super cute yarn craft that you can make for Christmas! You might have to stop by Hobby Lobby again to pick up a few supplies, but once you have everything, they won’t take long to make. Choose your yarn color and get to crafting!
Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
Making crafts with paper plates is always easy and simple. So if you need something to make with the kids over the winter break, check out these yarn snowflakes. You can let the kids choose the snowflake pattern they want to make or you could find a free template to make it even easier!
Realted Post: Paper Plate Craft Tutorials
DIY Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
Source: Alice & Lois
Decorate your walls with some simple yet amazing wall hanging! This little craft uses yarn in three different colors to achieve a stunning boho vibe and it looks amazing. Grab a hoop, choose the colors, and go crafting!
Pom Pom Cone Christmas Tree Craft
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
The holiday season is a great time for crafting and it’s time to deck the halls! Instead of buying expensive crap… I mean stuff, check out this wonderful cone Christmas tree. All you need is a Styrofoam cone, yarn, pom poms, and a few other crafting supplies. Check out and save the tutorial to make your own!
Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Letters
Here’s another craft project that won’t break the bank! Grab a few of those leftover Amazon boxes and turn them into a yarn cover monogram. This would be perfect for your young teenagers to make if they have some time that’s not being spent on Tik Tok lol!
DIY Yarn Pillow Tutorial
Source: Its Always Autumn
If you want a craft project that shows you how to make your own gorgeous throw pillow… this is the one! The step by step guide shows you how to finger knit chunky yarn into the cutest pillow out there. Choose your color and make one this weekend!
DIY Modern Yarn Hanging
Source: Homey Oh My
Adding some boho wall decor to a boring wall has never been easier! All you need to do is grab a hoop, yarn in any color you like, and get down to business. I know it might look complicated but its really simple!
Yarn Ball Pom Pom Bookmark
Source: Design Mom
Reading books is always more fun when you have creative bookmarks, right?! These ones are made with yarn and look like little pom-poms. This craft might even be an amazing gift idea for that friend you have that is a bit of a bookworm. Check it out!
Now that you have all the yarn crafts you could ever desire, it’s time to start creating! Once your craft session is complete and you have a wonderful masterpiece… you may be wondering what is next!? If you need some free printables to help you get more organized, check out the ones I’ve been working on down below and let me know what I should make next!
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