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For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Brandyce from Lion Brand Yarn sharing all sorts of different ways to choose the perfect yarn and stitch for your project.  One of the most important decisions to make when beginning a new project is figuring out what type of yarn you want to work with. You have […]

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Creating Heart Yarn Art

by Marie on January 30, 2014

We’re back with another fun Craftspiration video for a Valentine’s Day Heart Yarn Art. Get out the glue, wind up the yarn, and you’ll be able to whip up this simple and crafty piece of art. Perfect for your loved ones! We’re sharing how to outline our heart with more and more hearts to fill […]

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My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great way for kids to practice hand-eye coordination and small motor skills as they thread yarn […]

Making Yarn from an Old T-Shirt

by Marie on September 30, 2013

You know my love of crochet, I’ve been sharing a lot of my latest projects over at Instagram. But I’ve recently been wanting to crochet with fabric or old t-shirts. So when I went online to find some video tutorials, I came up with a few fabulous ones and have now made my own yarn […]

We’re back with another video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. My daughter is sharing her idea for a Yarn Paper Tube Owl. It’s a perfect activity for a children’s craft room, helping to celebrate spring! Supplies for Yarn Paper Tube Owl: paper tube yarn – any color glue dots or tape crayons […]

Easter is around the corner, and spring too hopefully! Get in the spirit by making this pretty adorable yarn egg wreath from the Sweet Survival I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight.   More great Easter links below: Q-tip bunny for Easter Neon puffy paint Easter eggs Easter bunting with plastic eggs Plastic […]

Easter Egg Yarn Art

by Marie on March 19, 2013

As you may already know, we’re big fans of yarn! Today we’re sharing something fun for Easter and making some art to display. We’ve done this style of art before for a Christmas yarn art piece, now we’re crafting with eggs for Easter. You can get really creative with your colors and shapes for your […]

Since starting my crochet journey, I honestly had NO idea there was so much yarn to choose from. And I’ve learned no two yarns are the same. Here’s a few things I’ve picked up about choosing the right yarn for your crochet projects. 1. Just staring out: First off, know that a skein is a […]

These mini yarn pom poms for our letter Y in our Holiday ABC series are so much fun to make. Your kids can help by doing the wrapping. It’s the perfect craft to make for fun holiday decor. Supplies for Mini Yarn Pom Poms: colorful yarn – 3-4 feet per pom scissors 1. Wrap your choice of […]

It’s that time again when we are making all kinds of fun Halloween crafts. And our cute little Yarn Pom-Pom Spiders were so fun to make and play with last year, we’re creating more to hide around the house. To help show you how fun and easy these are to make, watch my step-by-step video […]

I had a little extra time to scour the interwebs during the holidays! I came across a few yarn projects that are the kind you can’t pass up. Thanks to the genius of Carrie at This Mama Makes Stuff, my kids now have super cool stylin’ winter hats. I love this Mohawk Beanie Tutorial. It’s […]

I’m a big fan of yarn, big. The funny thing is, I don’t knit or crochet. I know, crazy. Although I really want to learn. But in the meantime, I LOVE using yarn for kids crafts, the uses are endless. Pasta necklaces, spiders, angry birds, see…endless. I’ve teamed up with Lion Brand Yarn to share […]

We’ve been having a bit of fun with our cute little yarn spider. He’s been hiding all over the house. I will place him in my son’s room under his pillow, and once he finds him, he’ll hide the spider some place else. It can be a little spooky finding a GIANT spider in your […]

Glue Yarn Ball Tutorial

by Kami on March 22, 2011

This simple project might bring back memories of Elementary school, but it turns out to be not only a fun craft to do with the kids, but a darling Spring time decoration. Decorative balls like this can cost at least a few dollars each in the store, but if you make them yourself, you can […]

Little Apple Yarn Favors

by Marie on September 21, 2009

These cute little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They’re super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for my Fall kitchen. Supplies for Yarn Apples: craft yarn – red, green, or yellow (the cheap yarn will do, $2 a skein) pipe cleaners (or chenille stems) – brown […]

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some flowers using our (over-flowing) bin of fabric and felt scraps. Sewing buttons is fun, and […]

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Easter is just around the corner and that cute little bunny will be hiding colored eggs. To get your kids excited about this holiday, here are 25 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts to Make! 1. Easter Egg Yarn Art: We’re crafting with yarn for Easter. You can get really creative with your colors and shapes for your […]

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We’re gearing up for Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, by getting out our recycled craft supplies. See our video on How to Use Recycled Crafts. Gathered your items and let’s get crafting with these 50 Kids Craft Projects to Celebrate Earth Day! Paper Tube Crafts: 1. Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owl - Wrap up this darling little […]

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Last week I left my crochet hook at home to join the knitting craze at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle! It was so much fun. Yarn was found in every corner of the venue, even hanging from the rafters! I loved learning about so many great yarn and knitting companies, listening to fashion trends and panels, […]

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Time for a spring fling giveaway! I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each one and enter at the bottom to win! Fort Magic Imagination Kit: Fort Magic is an patented fort building and construction toy that enables children to build 3D, kid-created, ”life-size” worlds for inventive play! Children can […]

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