Yarn pictures art activity for kids is a simple exploration of abstract art and a fine motor exercise. This is a fun summer indoor activity. It is also good practice using glue! Included is a book recommendation that inspired this creative art project for kids.
Yarn pictures can be completed indoors or out. If you have a beautiful day outside, take your supplies outdoors. Sit in the driveway or on the grass to create!
I have used this activity with my kids when they were preschool age, and recently did it again with my 2nd grader. Even my 10 and 13 year olds wanted to give this a try.
You only need a few supplies. I love how my daughter’s turned out!
Yarn Pictures Art Activity for Kids
The glue bottle is the drawing tool. Your child creates on their paper by drawing with the glue. They can cut yarn pieces as they go or you can pre-cut some pieces for them.
Place the yarn onto the glue lines to make the picture! It is a fun way to create.
When the kids were done, I asked them to tell me about their yarn picture art activity. When I was teaching I always asked children to tell me about their art. I liked to show them I valued their creativity. With younger kiddos, I would write their description on their paper so they could see the verbal-written language connection. This extends any art activity to include literacy and print awareness.
Yarn Pictures Book: The Squiggle
A great children’s book that fits perfectly with this yarn pictures art activity for kids is the book The Squiggle. You can check it out on Amazon here.
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A young girl’s imagination makes her create fun pictures in her mind all with one small red squiggle. It looks just like a piece of yarn. This is a great book to read if your child is having trouble thinking of something to create with their yarn. They will get some ideas of what they can create with their own squiggle of glue and yarn.
Jaimi Erickson says
I love this idea for the bigger kids! We have tons of colorful yarn in the house – I feel a challenge of who can make the most interesting picture coming on… thanks for the idea!
Ooh!! That sounds like a plan! I hope it goes (or went) well. Have fun!
Natasha Mairs (Serenity You) says
Love this idea, pinning, and also following you via GFC
Thanks so much, Natasha. Share away-the more moms (and dads) we reach the better! Take care!
Rachel Harwood says
I remember doing this when I was little! What a fun way to create! I am sure most people would have all of the supplies on hand, which makes it even better! Thanks for sharing in our 100 Days of Play! I have linked and shared your post in our blog hop!
Thank you, Rachel for all of your organization on this blog hop. I am happy to have had the opportunity to participate and have the idea shared! I am so glad that it will reach many moms. Thanks for all you do!
We did this on Tuesday by accident. I was pulling out paper and stickers when I saw the wool. The kids loved it and everyone thats seen them on the fridge has commented. lol. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I am glad to hear that it was a great activity in your home. All the best!