Looking for easy Christmas crafts for kids? These simple yarn wrapped ornaments are the perfect make and take for this year’s classroom holiday party!
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We’re getting in the Christmas spirit around here! The tree went up this weekend, shopping is underway, Christmas cards are ordered – and I’m loving every minute! The best part of this season for me is that it gives me an extra excuse to craft!
Art and craft activities for kids can be hit or miss. But something about creating craft projects around the holidays usually draws their interest, especially when they’re making something as a gift for someone else!
Christmas Crafts for Kids: Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
We whipped up these super simple yarn wrapped ornaments over the weekend and they turned out so cute that I think we’ll use them as gift toppers on all of our Christmas gifts this year!
This craft is a great bilateral coordination activity, encouraging kids to use one hand as a stabilizer and the other hand to do the work. Bilateral coordination is using both sides of the body together in a coordinated way.
Kids need bilateral coordination for all kinds of daily living and school-related tasks, including tying shoes and cutting with scissors. They use both sides of the body together when they learn how to ride a bike and even when they’re babies learning how to crawl!
Here’s how we made these colorful little beauties…
What You’ll Need:
What to Do:
Trace your star shape onto the cardstock and cut it out (or for kids who are getting good with cutting with scissors, have them cut out the star themselves).
Tape the end of your yarn into a loop about an inch from one of the tips of your star.
Then, set your child loose, wrapping the yarn around the star shape like crazy! They can cover the whole star, or leave some of the cardstock showing underneath – either way, the final product is really cute!
How to Change it Up:
-Try some other holiday shapes! Little yarn-wrapped Christmas trees would be so cute too!
-String several smaller stars together to make a holiday garland!
-If the yarn isn’t staying in place, try cutting several small snips around the edges of your star template to give the yarn a place to catch.
-Looking for other great Christmas crafts for kids? Try these punchy Christmas trees or these pretty fine motor snowflakes!