Yarn pictures art activity great for summer indoor fun or art on a rainy day.

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!
Supplies you need to do this yarn pictures art activity for kids at home.


-crayons (optional)

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.

Children can do these art activities with yarn indoors or outside on a nice day.

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.

Using yarn and art to get creative with a mixed media art project for kids.

My second grader chose to draw with crayons on her yarn picture. This was a great way to get her actively creating on summer vacation when I had heard, “I’m bored!”

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.

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. The kids will get some ideas of what they can create with their own squiggle of glue and yarn.
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