Yarn Wrapped Butterfly: Spring Craft for Kids
Create a one of a kind spring craft with some yarn and cardboard! My infatuation with yarn crafts began with our colorful yarn wrapped rainbow. Since then we have added several more yarn wrapping crafts as they are great for working on fine motor skills! The other day we brought down our stash of yarn to create colorful and unique Yarn Wrapped Butterflies-- perfect for spring!
What you need:
Hot Glue Gun
Spring Butterfly Craft for Kids
Begin prepping your Yarn Wrapped Butterfly by cutting a butterfly shape from a cardboard box. You may also find it necessary to make little snips around the butterfly to hold the yarn. Lay your stash out on the table and invite your child over to select one or more colors of yarn he/she would like to use for their butterfly.
Select a color to use first and begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard butterfly. The movement involved in the wrist, arm, and fingers make this a great way to strengthen those fine motor muscles! Holding the yarn works on pincer grasp-- not to mention all the hand-eye coordination involved in this task. Your little one will be hard at "work!"
Find a place to display your lovely and unique yarn wrapped butterfly! Well, in our case... butterflies : ) We can't just make one of everything around here with four kids!