Crafting with yarn is a blast. Unfortunately, that means knitting needles that don’t mix well with kids. Thankfully, there are ways for children to enjoy projects without the close contact of needles – teach them some crafts that don’t involve stitching at all!
#1.Tube Knitting Soft Strands
All you need for this and the next craft below is a tube for knitting, and that is the easiest thing to make. You can find every material you’ll need around your home! And your kids will undoubtedly enjoy this brilliant method – it’s fun and can’t harm them! Get a toilet paper roll, some rubber bands, and popsicle sticks – that’s all. Some tape might be useful too! As soon as you make your tube, you can start the easy and enjoyable craft!
#2. Tube Knitting Fuzzy Friends
Have you tried making puppet theater with your child? Probably more than once since puppet theater has always been fun for children, but have you tried doing it with yarn animals? Using the gadget you’ve already had to make for the craft mentioned above, use it once more to create every animal for your child’s finger and have a good time!
#3. No-Knit Loom Yarn-Weaving
For this craft, you need only two supplies, which you can easily find – and some wool thread! And your children can make crafts, just like in the olden days. Get a piece of cardboard, cut it into even slits and attach it to a stick – it can even be a stick from a tree outside. Once that’s done, show your kids how to weave through the slits, and they can make beautiful woven pieces!
#4. Beautiful Loom-Weave Bookmarks
Do you or your kids enjoy reading? Why not have them create some fun bookmarks to save the page you’re on when you have to put the book down? You can even use the do-it-yourself loom you made for the previous craft. Go out and buy some colorful yarn and have your kids weave it through the loom to make a good-sized bookmark. Make the edges frizzy, and violà – you will have a beautiful bookmark for everyone’s favorite read!
#5. Stitch Up Some Lovely Graphics
Stitching yarn graphics has never been easier for your children! All you need is a thread and some templates which you can find online. You can have them stitch a picture frame, a nice flower, or any other shape – maybe even a snowflake for the winter season. You need to provide them with a plastic needle, so it’s not dangerous for them, and have them follow the directional arrows – you will have beautifully stitched crafts in no time!
You don’t have to be an expert or make your children experts in knitting only to enjoy beautiful yarn crafts. You need some materials that are easily found at home, some time to show them how the crafts should be completed, and you’ll have them busy for hours! And you don’t have to worry about them getting hurt – you’ll find the best supplies that will be safe for use!
Make Cooking a Family Activity With a Few Kid-Friendly Tools
Being able to cook is an important life skill and starting to develop it early in life can make things a lot easier in the future. For many parents, having meal time together as a family is very important. With the use of these fun cooking tools designed for kids, you can extend family time by including your little ones in the preparation process of some of their favorite meals!
How Cooking Can Benefit Kids
Learning how to cook and participate in meal preparation can be very beneficial to kids. During the cooking process, kids will be following instructions, witnessing chemical reactions, and measuring ingredients. That’s a practical application of science, math, and reading skills.
It’s also a great way to teach kids about proper nutrition, how to examine product labels, and which artificial ingredients to steer clear of. You’ll be spending quality time with your children and teaching them skills useful for self-sufficiency. The following are just a few of the great tools kids can use to cook!
Peanuts Snoopy Hot Dog Toaster
There’s no need to wait for summer barbecues or a trip to a fast food restaurant to have a good hot dog. Buy your kids this fun Peanuts Snoopy hot dog toaster that usually goes for about $35. Adjust the temperature to your preference and the kids can simply pop in the buns and hot dogs, press a button and get a yummy meal in a few minutes. This way, you don’t have to worry about their hands going anywhere near a hot grill!
Disney Frozen Olaf Waffle Maker
It’s no secret that Frozen left a great impression on kids. This amazing Frozen Olaf waffle maker can help your kids practice baking and enjoy delicious homemade waffles at any time. Kids can control what goes in the waffle batter and sprinkle Olaf with powdered sugar and maple syrup!
Star Wars 8-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
Cooking is more fun with an eight-piece set of cookie cutters in the shape of your kids’ favorite Star Wars characters. Yoda, Chewbacca, C3-PO, and R2-D2 cookies make excellent party favors for kids’ birthday parties!