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10 crafts to try with wool
22 May, 2020
Everyone loves a good craft activity – especially when you can do a whopping TEN using the same common item. Here are our ten favourite crafts you can do with a ball of wool.
GOD’S EYE BABY TURTLES
This fun twist on the ‘God’s Eye’ weaving craft involves three sticks rather than two and ends up looking like a cute baby turtle. Draw eyes, a mouth and feet, and get creative with colours to build your very own nest of baby turtles.
These DIY friendship bracelets are the perfect activity for when your children are away from their friends. Whether they want to make them for their classmates or post them to their BFFs, your children will have a blast making these special gifts.
Bang on trend and screaming summer, these easy-to-make bag tassels are the ultimate accessory! Whether they help you mark your luggage, your child’s bag or add a touch of flair to your favourite purse, you’ll love getting creative making these bad boys. Or, add sticky eyes to them to make them monsters!
We love a craft that involves natural materials, so this idea is right up our alley. All you need to do is collect a handful of twigs, some colourful wool and get wrapping! Add beads or a funky pattern if you like.
Knowing how to make the perfect pom pom is key for any crafter, and this guide makes it super easy. Once you master the skill, you can add them to clothing, cushions and everything in between.
WOVEN WALL ART
A fun craft activity that doubles as beautiful home décor? We’re sold. Why pay for one of these pieces of woven wall art when you can make it yourself? All you’ll need is a stick, some coloured wool and some other household items.
This might just be the cutest craft idea on this list. Yarn dolls make for the perfect activity for little ones because they can play with them long after they’ve finished crafting them – and, they make a gorgeous gift.
PAPER PLATE WEAVING
You don’t need a loom to make a beautiful woven artwork – this guide shows you how to make them using a basic paper plate! This straightforward activity is perfect for little and big fingers and offers ample opportunity to get creative.
FINGER KNITTED SNAKES
These aren’t your average finger knit snakes. Using the experimental technique as demonstrated in this handy guide, you can make realistic wool snakes with clearly defined heads and two-toned bodies. Fancy!
When it comes to bespoke décor for your children’s bedrooms, you can’t go past these woollen letters. Choose your child’s favourite colours and make them a special gift, or let them take the reins for a more sentimental piece of art.