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Snowman Yarn Wrapping Craft - Fun & Easy Winter Activity For Toddlers


Hi friends, I hope you're all staying warm this week! This snowman yarn wrapping craft was the perfect [ super simple! ] way to entertain my toddlers indoors for a bit yesterday. With the cold snap that we've been having here these past few days [and a big snow storm in the forecast for this weekend!] I've been raiding my craft supply bins daily,  to keep my younger two children entertained. 

Yarn wrapping crafts for kids / toddlers are a great way to keep little hands busy and occupied on these long winter days. They are also a great way to help develop / enforce fine motor skills. Depending on how old your child is, this can also be a great craft to help practice scissor / cutting skills (with safety scissors and close adult supervision.)  However, if your child is a bit younger, you can easily make this craft all about the yarn wrapping simply by prepping all of the pieces to the craft ahead of time (the prep is super quick and easy for this craft!)

Read on for the full supply list and easy tutorial, to make this snowman yarn wrapping craft with your little one!

Snowman Yarn Wrapping Craft How-To

What you'll need:
  • safety scissors
  • craft glue
  • upcycled cardboard (we used an 8" x 10"piece)
  • black felt, orange felt, and blue felt
  • white yarn
  • brown yarn
How to:
  1. Cut a snowman shape using safety scissors and upcycled cardboard. Create small 1/4" slits around the perimeter edges of the cardboard form .
  2. Cut two "twig" shaped arm pieces using safety scissors and upcycled cardboard. Create (1) 1/4" slit in the bottom of each "twig" shaped arm piece.
  3. Cut the felt pieces for your snowman. Black felt; eyes, mouth, "buttons." Orange felt; triangle nose. Contrasting color felt (we used blue;) scarf (fringe ends and create a 1" slit in the scarf piece about 2" from one of the ends.) Set felt pieces to the side.
  4. Slide the end of the white yarn into one of the slits in the cardboard form.
  5. Wrap white yarn randomly around the cardboard form, until the form is completely covered in white yarn (refer to imagery above and below.) Once covered, tie the end of the yarn off at the back. Set to the side,
  6. Slide the end of the brown yarn into the end of one of the "twig" shaped arm cardboard forms. Wrap brown yarn randomly around the cardboard form, until the form is completely covered in brown yarn (refer to imagery above and below.) One covered, tie the end of the yearn off at the back. Using craft glue, affix one yarn wrapped "twig"  arm piece to each side of the snowman (at center.)
  7. Wrap the felt scarf piece around the snowman (center) secure by pulling one end through the slit in the felt piece (refer to imagery above and below.)
  8. Using craft glue, glue down all of the felt components to your snowman. Display your completed snowman yarn wrapping craft, and enjoy!





Happy crafting! Stay warm, friends!
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2 comments:

  1. When I was a kid we always used to do projects like this. For some reason, we don't really do them with our kids. We have game nights, but I think craft nights would be more interactive.

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  2. This is super cute! If you wanted to make this a little smaller, it would make a cute Christmas ornament too!

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