Crafts for Kids

Felting, knitting, kumihimo braiding, toy making and other crafting projects for children

Homeschooling and crafts Teaching your children (or yourself!) the hand-eye coordination skills involved in crafts has so many benefits. Besides the satisfaction of actually creating something new, it increases our interaction and understanding of the world on a number of levels (see article on curriculum). It has been shown to increase intelligence in seemingly unrelated areas. Recent brain research has shown that knitting and crocheting actually produce much of the same beneficial stress reductions physiologically in the body as meditation or yoga practice. Wow!

a child working on a felting project
It doesn't have to be hard to start. On this page, we've compiled in one spot what we offer for kids and beginners. Pick a simple knitting or corking kit (Corking is the British word for spool knitting). Many of our books offer wonderful projects to do with your children. "Toymaking with Children", is especially good and are below, as well as on our 'Books' page to the left. We have some new titles in on felting with kids.

I'd recommmend starting with any of the felting kits, or the knitting spool and "Corking" book. By second grade age, your child is probably ready to knit and do simple sewing projects. Our knitting book and yarn kit is a good start - offering explicit knitting directions, project ideas, and a starter pack of yarns.

Books on Kids Crafts

Creative Felt

by Angelika Wolk-Gerche

This is a comprehensive book on wet felting. It begins with the various fibers and how they felt, also covers washing, carding and plant dyeing fiber. The middle section is all about the felting technique, how to do it, and the last part has a number of projects: balls, jewelry, hats, slippers, small dolls, books covers and so on. 152 pages, softbound.

Item # - 715 - $24.99

Easy Felting Kits

Needle Felted Friends Felting Book and Kit

Klutz-Felted Friends Book Kit and felkting materials set.

Author: Kaitlyn Nichols. Softcover, 52 pages.
This book contains five projects, six colors of natural 100% wool (45g/1-1/2
oz), custom needle felting tool and foam work surface.

.Ages 10 and up.

Item # - 952A - $19.99

Kumihimo Braiding

Braiding Disk Starter Set

  • Braiding disk
  • 8 EZ bobs to keep threads from tangling
  • 25 plastic bobbins to keep threads from tangling
  • counterweight
  • 4 skeins cotton craft thread (colors will vary)
  • Braided Disk Instructions
Item # - 1141 - $12.95

Learn to Knit kits

Learn to Knit: Pouch Pals Kit

Makes two simple dolls and a carrying pouch.

Coupon code kit sale:

20% off this kit.
PLEASE ENTER coupon code: 20OFFKNITKITS on shopping cart page during checkout.
The discount will NOT be applied unless the coupon code is entered when ordering.

Item # - 993 - priced below