Transform everyday items into colorful yarn flowers this spring! This spring-themed art and craft activity works well for so many ages and is amazing for building fine motor skills as well as exploring new textures. Turn cardboard and yarn into a neat way to create and learn about textile art while making a fun flower craft for kids.
HOW TO MAKE YARN FLOWERS
CRAFTS WITH YARN
What is yarn? Yarn is a long continuous length of fiber, interlocked, that is used to make fabrics, sew with, crochet, knit, weave, embroidery, and even ropemaking. The idea of twisting fibers of animal fur, hair or other fibers into yarn is an ancient craft.
Yarn fibers have been made from cotton, wool, and polyester. The most commonly spun animal fiber is wool which we get from sheep. Sometimes yarn is also made from fibers of alpaca, angora, mohair, llama, cashmere, and silk.
Spinning and knitting are one of humans’ greatest achievements. It’s more than art, it has meant that we had fabric for use in clothing. Warm clothing has allowed people to live anywhere on earth.
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- Flower template
- Card stock
- Pipe cleaners
STEP 1: Print the flower template.
STEP 2: Cut the leaf and flower shapes out of various colors of card stock, using the template.
STEP 3: Tape a piece of colored yarn to a circle and wrap around the circle.
STEP 4: Repeat for each circle and the leaves.
STEP 5: Glue a button in the center of each flower.
STEP 6: Attach your flowers and leaves to the pipe cleaners with tape.
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HOW TO MAKE YARN FLOWERS FOR SPRING
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