This is one of those crafts that ranks highly on my smug rating, having been all over Pinterest with some pretty striking results – perfect for decorating your children’s rooms.
Look at some of these lovely examples!
Ours aren’t as impressive. But I did have a 7, 5 and 2 year old working on these simultaneously; they all enjoyed themselves and they were so thrilled with the result that they had to be immediately stuck to their bedroom doors. So I think we can call that a smug success.
And I was only needed for knot-tying assistance for the 7 and 5 year olds, and – well, somewhat more involved with the 2 year old, but still – pretty lazy too.
(Think these would benefit from a Pom Pom too, by the way, so may get on the case tomorrow).
Without further ado! I cut the children’s initials from some stray paper plates. I presented them, along with some wool and some tape, and showed them how to secure an end of the wool with a knot around the letter. Then really, sat back and let them get to work winding the wool around the letters:
Next time I’d probably have them paint the card first, or use a nice bright coloured card. Then there would have been less pressure to wrap them quite so densely… but still, they look nice (and gender specific of COURSE)
There are also lots of seasonally-specific versions of this craft that I think could work really nicely. Wool wrapped christmas ornaments; hearts; or, for any panicking dads out there, even Mother’s Day (maybe in combination with some nice bath oil)…Spring break crafting, check.