Crafts for Kids
Felting, knitting, kumihimo braiding, toy making and other crafting projects for children
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
Crafts Through the Year
by Thomas and Petra Berger
If you are interested in teaching your children handwork, this is the book! This comprehensive book includes crafts for children to make at home or school. Detailed instructions, diagrams and color photographs on making a range of seasonal items are given: from decorated eggs and pompoms, straw and origami animals, to autumn garlands, lanterns, festive wreaths and paper window stars.
Packed with enjoyable projects, this is the perfect resource for both parents and teachers. This is a fully revised compilation of the Christmas, Easter, and Harvest Craft Books. 172 pages, softbound.
Creative Wool: Making Woollen Crafts with Children
by Karin Neuschutz
This lively full-colour illustrated craft book shows how to make a range of handicrafts from fleece and yarn, including toys, friendship bracelets and braids, balls, pompoms, dolls, dolls' clothes and animals. With clear diagrams and step-by-step instructions, the book starts by introducing children to basic methods of spinning yarn, crocheting, knitting and felting. There is a broad range of projects for children of all ages to complete, working together with adults.
Toymaking with Children
by Freya Jaffke
A wonderful book addressing the meaning and progression of play through childhood development as well as instructions for many toys and playthings. Projects cover a wide range of toys from play stands, play clothes, woodcarving, making a variety of dolls, dollhouses and doll accessories, knitted animals, working with roving and nature items. 159 pages, softbound.
from Sterling Publishing
The author begins by describing needles and yarns and then moves on to the basics, using excellent explanations and clear illustrations to describe casting on, the knit stitch, binding off, reading a pattern and measuring gauge. There's a wide range of difficulty and skill levels to challenge all abilities. Age range 8 and up. 96 pages.
Felting for Kids
by Sif Jacobsen, Gry Hojgaardp
Let Gry and Sif take you into the wonderful world of wet felting! These sisters are well known for their appealing designs made of felted wool. This exciting collection of more than 44 fun projects contains everything from whimsical toys to desk accessories - including an entire collection just for boys. Learn wet-felting techniques and find projects you can make both for and with kids. 128 pages, softbound.
Felt Bead Jewelry Kits
Felt Bead Bracelet Kit
These felted wool bead bracelets are fast, fun, and simple to make. Special premium elastic cord eliminates the need for clasps.
Small glass beads are used a spacers in between the wool felt beads.
- The bracelet kit includes twelve 1 cm wool felt beads, instructions, a half yard of elastic for stringing, beading needle and small glass beads to complete one bracelet.
- Each kit completes one bracelet.
- Please select color scheme from select bar below
Easy Felting Kits
Learn to Wet Felt -- Rainbow Heart Kit
Colorful roving, yarn, soap and a tapestry needle (all included in kit) are all that's needed to make this necklace. Ages 4 and up done with an adult, ages 8 and up independently. By Feltcraft
Wet Felted Heart Flowers Kit
Wet-felting heart shapes out of wool roving, parents and children can easily create a beautiful bouquet. Kit includes step by step photo instructions and materials to make three flowers.
Flowers are intended for use as a decoration only, not as a toy. Keep away from pets.
This project was first published by Living Crafts Magazine, Fall 2008 issue, www.LivingCrafts.com.
Braiding Disk Starter Set
- Braiding disk
- 8 EZ bobs to keep threads from tangling
- 25 plastic bobbins to keep threads from tangling
- 4 skeins cotton craft thread (colors will vary)
- Braided Disk Instructions