If you are looking for a bit of inspiration teaching your kids some yarnie pursuits is a great way to introduce them to knitting and crochet. Children love the feel of yarn and the myriad colours so here are a couple of ideas to keep them enthralled.
What’s not to love about a pompom? Soft, squidgy and a great way to use up yarn leftovers. Most yarn shops will sell pompom makers if you don’t fancy winding yarn around a couple of cardboard discs but you could also try this great technique using a humble fork.
Here’s a great tutorial. https://www.eskimimimakes.com/2012/03/fork-pom-poms.html
But beware, making pompoms is quite addictive so what can you do with all your cheerful, fluffy balls? You could create a mobile or some bunting, or how about decorating a tin can to make a wonderful pencil or needle pot? Simply wrap a can in double sided tape and stick the pompoms on.
The perfect way to help kids understand the basic process of knitting and, especially, crochet. Very transportable, this is definitely an idea for a long car journey. You could even attach the pompoms to your finger knitting to make your bunting instead of using ribbon.
Once they get the hang of it, you might want to progress to a knitting dolly to create icord.
Finger knitting or icord chains are also great for demonstrating are knitting which is huge fun for kids to try, if they make enough.
We hope you and your kids have lots of fun with yarn this summer.