Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Knitty Gritty" Yarn Art Craft

Okay parents out there, we are all looking for things to keep our kids busy that don't involve making huge messes right? I found this little craft craft idea online and I wanted to share it with you guys. It's called the "Knitty Gritty". Clever huh? Well It's a simple way kids can experiment with textures and art, while still staying clean. If your kids are anything like Brandon handing them markers will result in body parts that end up colors they shouldn't be, or even worse, they end up all over the walls. Yeah. Not fun! Anyway this craft is basically using sting to draw on sand paper. Since the sand paper is rough the yarn sticks to it. Super cool right! Give it a try, the kids love it!

 Here's what you'll need...

  • fuzzy yarn
  • 40-grit sandpaper
  1. Cut the yarn into different lengths, from one inch to two feet.
  2. Then have your kid move the yarn around to "draw" on a sheet of 40-grit sandpaper. He'll be able to move the lines of yarn wherever he/she wants, and thanks to the paper's rough surface, the pieces will stay there!

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