These yarn-wrapped cardboard letters are easy to make and a fun way for kids to kids to make some personalized wall art for their bedroom. Using colourful yarn and cardboard, they can make their initials or their name or even an inspirational word to display on a wall or shelf in their room.
My daycare kids love crafting with yarn. In particular, they love winding and wrapping yarn around things so we’ve done a number of yarn-wrapping crafts in the past couple of years.
You may like our:
- Worry Dolls
- Yarn Wrapped Initial Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Paint Stick Dolls
- God’s Eye Ornaments
- Wool-Wrapped Stars
Most recently, we made these yarn wrapped letters for the kids to decorate their bedrooms with.
You can see a smaller version of these letters that we made as Christmas tree ornaments here.
The cool thing about this craft, is you make the letters yourself, so they can be whatever size you want. Got a large space to fill over a headboard or on a playroom wall? Make ’em big. Want to decorate a small space over a desk or dresser? Make ’em smaller.
Great craft for all ages
This is a great craft for preschoolers on up, but tweens and teens will particularly love it. Especially if they want to make a homemade gift for a friend. Who wouldn’t love to be on the receiving end of a personalized piece of art like this?
Adults can make these too. They’d look lovely in neutrals or an ombre effect in a baby’s room or a craft room.
Great way to use up scrap yarn!
You know what else is great? Making yarn letters is a great way for the kids to use up the odds and ends of leftover yarn in your craft room.
Pop over to CBC Parents for more photos and the full instructions for making our yarn-wrapped cardboard letters.
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.