Family Fun Crafts

Kids love to play with fibres and yarns.

Felt Crafts

Spears Loom
How to weave a small tapestry on a Spears childs loom.

Felt Necklace
How to make a felted necklace.

Felted Eggs
How to make felted Easter eggs.

Cardboard Box Loom Project
You don’t need expensive equipment to weave. A flat piece of cardboard or a cardboard box can easily turn into a loom that you can weave mug rugs, placemats or intricate tapestries on.

Coiled Wool Baskets
An easy basket to make from Fantti wool yarn using a coiled basket technique.

felted elf

Felted Placemat
Your kids will have fun making their own felt placemat. Here’s how.

Felting
Patterns, instructions, and other ideas for making your own felt projects.

Hand Spindles
Even the younger ones can learn to spin yarn using a drop spindle.

Kool-Aid Colours
Kool-Aid dyeing is an interesting way to add colour to yarn.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Have fun making dyes using foods found in your kitchen.

Papermaking
Instructions and projects for making your own handmade paper.

Paper Wall Hanging
Don’t throw out your gift wrap. Save it for weaving a wall hanging or a placemat.

Pop Goes the Weasel
What is this song about? Is it a spinning song?

Small Looms
Here is a collection of articles and places to find small looms for weaving with beads, making belts and other small items.

Trivia: Mad as a Hatter
What does “Mad as a Hatter” mean?

Weaving and Spinning Stories
Links to tales, poetry and stories about weaving and spinning.

Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi