Imagination is always an important factor for children as it could give them good habits to develop later in school/ university lives.
It is proved that kid could start practicing imagination skills at their early life (in pre-school and primary-school stage). As careful parents, we often come up with various complicated ideas and expensive tools to achieve this purpose, however, the solutions might be much less complex.
Wool is a common yet powerful input to be utilized in making home-made toys. Not only it is a safe type of material which could hardly create any dangers to your precious children, but its flexibility also helps easing the process of making multiple-shaped, useful objects. These could play a role in re-decorating their own place or your household as well.
Lots of lovely things for Kids to make with Wool
Now, let’s start making wonderful home-made stuffs with your babies from … wool! We try to organize the list based on difficulty level with the easiest tops so if you want to practice something more complicated, scroll to the end of it!
1. Creature faces from wooden pieces and wool:
Basic materials: 01 wood piece (could be taken from puzzle), color pens, 01 – 02 met of wool, glue, hard papers and drawing pens.
- Paint the wood piece (on the surface of the back) with colors that resemble human/ animal skins.
- Grab some wools (01 – 02 cm in length) and place them on top of the wood piece to make hair. Using glue to stick them up.
- Guide your kids to draw other parts of the face (nose, lips, ears) in papers, cut them out and glue these on the piece.
2. Beautiful crafted wool pompom birds:
Basic materials: wools from different tons, pom maker, mini clothes pegs, multi-colored wool, 01 bottle of glue, 02 units of paper and scissors.
- Wrap one half of the pom maker in one tone until full, and other half (different tone) in the other
- Assemble the pom maker halves and cut through the middle
- Tie it strongly with waxed thread and trim into basic bird shape
- Take a mini-cloth peg to add as a little beak
- Tidy the yarn a little bit so the wool feather looks smooth.
3. Woolen Bookmarks:
Basic materials: wools, paper clips (super-big size), multi-colored wool, artificial eyes, 01 bottle of glue and scissors.
- Pull out the wools and use a scissor to divide them into smaller pieces (9 cm each)
- Fold until the wools look lie two equal halves.
- Fit these halves into the end of the paper clips. Make a loop.
- The wools also act as material to make the “hair” of the bookmark. Shape, color and place them in a way you find best.
- Do not forget to let your children stick the artificial eyes on the surface to make their product look more special!
4. Wool flower bouquet
Basic materials: 02 units of rough paper (could be taken from used canton boxes), a knife or scissor, 02 blocks of wool, color pens (to decorate)
- Make a block of paper (size depends on your own preference)
- In the made paper block, draw a circle in its center and cut out based on the drawn line
- Fully cover wools around the output shape
- Be aware to maintain the wool end in a loosening status and fix it by placing below the tucked wool
- Last but not least important, make your bouquet unique by letting your kids drawing colorful lines or shape using the prepared pens.
5. Wool frame for special moments:
Basic materials: 03 units of stiffened paper, a scissor, 01 blocks of wool, color pens
- Make a square from the provided stiffened papers
- Draw and cut another square in the middle of the recent-made square
- Wrap wools all over the squares in a neat and tight manner.
- Make sure to maintain the wool end in a loosening manner and fix it by gluing under the tucked wool
- Let’s your kid design his/ her own photo frames using the color pens (or any other objects he/ she thinks suitable)!
6. Wool box to keep small stuffs from school:
Basic materials: old carton boxes, a scissor, 03 blocks of wool, color pens, used button, used sequins
- Cover the old boxes with wools in a free manner
- Add on all side of these boxes with used small stuff for decoration purposes (used objects, drawing lines/ animals, etc.)
- Tell your kids the value and meanings of recycling
7. Colorful Yarn Sticks:
Basic materials: used stick-shaped objects (pens, chopsticks, etc.), blocks of wool (customized based on number of collected objects)
- Wrap all the sticks in wool in a free manner (the kids could choose the colors, the shapes, the density of wool covering based on their own preferences)
- You might consider let them add on these sticks some decorative objects and drawings to increase their uniqueness.
- Collect all the finished products and bundle them into a box or a vase. It would lighten up your house
8. Wool Eggs:
Basic materials: an egg-shaped object (should made of plastic/ long-term material), 01 wool block, 01 bottle of glue, color pens
- Clean the prepared object and cover it with glue completely
- Place the wool all over the object, wrap in a tight manner
- Color the covered wool, one or mixed colors are all acceptable. It is recommended to use light colors that match seasonal themes
- Make the object hang-able by adding a woolen hang on either side of the object
- Let the kids add more decorative factors and make it theirs
In fact, you could help lay foundation to your own children imagination in a much quicker and easier way. To be specific, many parents nowadays might not know that lots of useful, cute thing could be crafted by their kids at home from basic materials. And by “basic” we truly mean it.