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DIY Yarn Bowls By Tonia Larson of The Gunny Sack

          DIY Yarn Bowls image

This activity is fun for kids of all ages and is something they'll use after it's finished. It's made of a few simple materials that you most likely already have in your home, and can include a range of creativity in design, color and shape.

Materials:

  • 2 bowls
  • plastic wrap or a gallon-sized Ziploc bag
  • glue
  • newspaper
  • water
  • yarn
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Choose one bowl to use as your mold, keeping in mind that the shape of this bowl will determine the shape of your yarn bowl.Step 2
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or use a gallon-size Ziploc bag—just stick the bowl in the bag and tuck the ends inside when you place the bowl upside down on your work surface.
  3. Cover the work space with newspaper—this craft can get messy!Step 6
  4. Pour some glue (we used Elmer’s White School Glue) into the second (unwrapped) bowl and add a little water to dilute it. Mix up the water and the glue.
  5. Once you’ve lined up the cotton yarn ball, glue bowl, and bowl mold, unravel the yarn and dip it in the glue. (Note: Don’t cut it yet!)Step 7
  6. Pinch the yarn between your fingers and slide them along it to squeeze off the excess glue.
  7. Then, just wind the yarn back and forth, over and around the outside of the bowl mold.
  8. Continue until the bowl is covered the way you want it and then cut the yarn. Press the yarn down gently to help the strands stick together.
  9. Last StepAllow the yarn to dry. If you are in a hurry, use a hair dryer to speed things up.

When the yarn is dry, remove the bowl from under the plastic. Then, gently peel the plastic off the yarn bowl. Kids will love to display the bowl and keep trinkets in it—it’s a great way to hold chunky items that won’t slip through the cracks.


by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM
Replies (11-20):
Bob192
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Fun!

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Cool

terri76
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM
So fun!!! We have done this before!!! TFS
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sukainah
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

That's so cute.  My oldest would love this.

Wish2Be
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM

This is super neat ! I think you could do the yarn in different colors and make holiday candy dishes out of them ! :)

AzariahsMother
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM

TFS

MamaMandee
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Great idea!

Quoting Wish2Be:

This is super neat ! I think you could do the yarn in different colors and make holiday candy dishes out of them ! :)


Meltopia529
by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM
How fun.
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BabyTeki
by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I have to dig out my yarn :)
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Kmakksmom
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Very cool!

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