Yarn Wrappers

(For Ages 3+)


  • Different shaped flat items to trace
  • Thin cardboard
  • Colored crayons, pencils, markers
  • Safety scissors
  • Small balls of yarn in different colors

Prep Time:

  • None

Recipe for Fun!

Yarn wrappers are wonderful crafts for combining different materials, to learn about textures and practice fine motor skills.

Create yarn wrappers for every season varying the design of the cut-out shapes to match the celebrated time of year, i.e., leaves for Autumn, hearts for Valentine’s Day, eggs for Easter, ornaments for Christmas and more!

STEP 1: Depending on the age of the child, either you or your child can cut out shapes from thin cardboard. TIP: The shapes do not need to be smooth cut-outs. Keep some notches or jagged edges along the sides of the cut-out shape to help the yarn stay in place when wrapped.

STEP 2: Using crayons, colored pencils, or markers color as many of the shapes as you’d like.

STEP 3: Select yarn in a color that either matches the decorated shape or a different color for contrast. For example, leaves are sometimes multicolored so using different colored yarn will add a dramatic effect.

STEP 4: Before your child starts to wrap the shape, tape one end of the yarn onto the back of the shape so that it stays in place. As your child continues to wind the yarn, make sure they crisscross it tightly around and up and down around the edges so that the yarn stays securely on the cardboard shape.

These colorful shapes will add a unique style to your child’s room and can brighten up your home doors and windows to welcome each season with color!