Today I spent a little time creating some DIY yarn wall art with my daughter. Here are my thoughts on the subject.
DIY Yarn Wall Hanging …with kids…
I have been seeing much of this IDY yarn art all over pinterest and I am kind of in love with it. I also saw it as a pretty quick and easy project. There seemed to be no harmful tools involved so I thought, “hey, this might be fun to involve my daughter…..she’s 3.
So as we started out, I wandered outside and snagged one of my sons fighting sticks, A.K.A. tree limbs. I decided that it was my moral responsibility to take this dangerous weapon and use it for more peaceful ventures. With my pruning shears, I quickly cut the weapon in half. Nobody’s got time for missing eyes.
I gathered two different yarns for this craft. I had a thin white yarn and a thicker speckled yarn. My plan was to add the thicker yarn as an accent.
I gathered my daughter around and told her what we were going to do. She was so excited! She immediately pulled out the shark book she was reading and began showing me pictures. So, I began the yarn wall project.
As I started to cut different lengths of yarn, my daughter was squealing with delight at the scary mega mouth shark she was currently looking at in her book.
I started to attach the yarn to the stick by folding it over and feeding the end through the loop. And repeat.
I did this for a little while, showing my daughter the progress, to which she exclaimed at one point, that it was beautiful! I’m still not sure if she was referring to the yarn or the Tiger Shark.
I decided I wanted the ends to have random lengths, with a more or less longer length in the middle and shorter on the edges. I added a few pieces of the thicker yarn slightly more on the right side of the the hanging.
I finished it off by tying some twine to each end of the stick to use as the hanger.
This yarn wall hanging was really quick and before I knew it we were done. And when I say we, I mean me, because my daughter had lost interest in this project within the first 4 minutes.
All in all I would say that this DIY yarn wall hanging is a great project to involve your young ones in. Supply them with a shark book and you are golden. Crafts with kids are always fun, but when I want something done a little more….how do you say, um beautiful, I would wholeheartedly rather do it alone. I do get points for attempting though, don’t you think?
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