Tag Archives: kids 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.

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

Fairy Tales
Fairy tales often feature weavers and spinners who possess powers of wisdom and ingenuity.

felted elf

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

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.

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.

Weaving Demonstration
I had the privilege to give a weaving demonstration to some children and let them try their hand at weaving at Mudchute Farm in central London.

Craft Books

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Family Fun Crafts

Textile Crafts: aa092697

I learned the love of textiles as a child. On dreary, rainy days, my mother would give me a ball of knitting yarn and a pair of needles and together we would knit. Even now, when it is raining outside, my favourite thing is to pick up some wool and begin a new project. The warmth of the fiber and the lovely colours are enough to cheer anyone up.

When I give spinning demonstrations, children are fascinated with the spinning wheel. They love to watch and touch the fiber and are thrilled when they are given a piece of the finished yarn. Children like to explore new materials and textures and to make things. fiber is a great medium for creativity.

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Here a few ideas of things you can do with your kids to teach them about our craft.

Cardboard Loom

You can learn about weaving by making a loom from a cardboard box.

Easter Egg Dyes

Dye wool yarns or Easter eggs with dyes you can find right in your own kitchen.


If you have some fleece or wool roving, making felt placemats or other items can be an easy and creative activity. Handwork is an important part of the educational program in Waldorf schools. Children learn to wash and card wool. They are taught to spin their wool and knit. Handwork aids in fine motor skill development and stimulates thinking.

The Young Textile Group is active in working with children to learn about textiles. Weaving, embroidery, knitting, feltmaking and papermaking are just a few of the many facets explored.

A fun project that just needs a bit of yarn from your stash, is this yarn octopus.

Children also love to work with colour. Kool-aid dyeing is a fun thing to do with kids. This project is best to do outdoors.

Family Fun Craft Projects

Weaving Demonstration at Mudchute Farm

Craft Kits

I Taught Myself Knitting Beginners Kit
Kit includes book (with instructions for left handers) single point needle pair in size 6 and 8 a knit tally cable stitch needles stitch holders tapestry yarn needles 3/4 cabone rings point protectors and a knitting gauge.

The Knit Kit Tadpole Knitting Board Scarf Kit with DVD
The knitting board is a centuries old hand knitting tool that creates beautiful, double knit.

Flexiloom – Mitten Loom Set
This loom set is great for making knit mittens. You can also make: preemie hats, scarves, hot pads, socks, baby booties, and much more. The set comes complete with (1) 18 peg preemie loom (3 3/4″ diameter), (1) 12 peg thumb loom (2″ diameter), (1) steel pick tool with a comfort grip handel, and a instruction sheet for making mittens.

Beka Rigid Heddle Childs Loom 10″
An excellent loom for the beginning weaver, it also performs well as a portable loom for more experienced weavers. This loom features Beka rigid heddles which provide the weaver with an easy and reliable method of weaving. Both simple and complex techniques may be done with this loom.

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