A take on rug hooking, this creates a lovely little wall hanging! This activity was featured on The Crafty Crow! Take a peek at this wonderful craft collective for many other beautiful projects for children! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2015/02/yarn-heart-wall-hanging-tutorial-for-kids.html Materials Plastic craft grid (often used for needlepoint type crafts) Yarn Scissors Needle (we used a bigger one with a larger eye hole and a dull end) Permanent marker Elastics Directions Draw a shape that you would like to use for your design. We went with a heart. You are going to make a series of knots leaving two long ends on each knot to trim off at the end. Thread your needle. Some children may find a threader or a thimble helpful in this process. Go down through the grid and then come up on the next square (without tying a knot on the end). We left approximately 5 centimetres or 2 inches of yarn which we didn’t pull through. We then trimmed the end that we pulled up so that it was approximately 5 centimetres or 2 inches in length as well. Tie a knot with the two pieces. Although we showed you this in the middle of the grid for the purposes of seeing it clearly in the photographs, it is easier to go across each row, starting with your heart and then going row by row across from the bottom, making straight lines. We found it helpful to use elastics to hold together the yarn pieces that we had already done to keep them out of the way so that they didn’t get tied into other sections. As you go, each of the sides of your grid will look like this: When you have completed, remove the elastics and trim the side with the long pieces to approximately 2.5 centimetres or 1 inch in length. If you like, take a bit of yarn or ribbon to make a hanging portion, looping it through the left and right most squares at the top. Purpose Learning how to sew, using various materials. Developing fine motor skills (making knots, trimming with scissors etc.) Creating a design and bringing it to life (planning) Safety Notes Use scissors and needles with direct adult supervision. Yarn can be a strangulation hazard, therefore it is important not to use it as a toy and with supervision. Please like & share: 2 Responses Cassi February 2, 2015 I love this so much! I’ve been loving all the yarn wall art/weavings on Pinterest and think this is such a great way to get the same result without the weaving. I’ll be featuring it on The Crafty Crow soon Reply Bonnie Scorer February 2, 2015 Thank you Cassi! Your positive feedback is encouraging! Reply Leave a Reply to Bonnie Scorer Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.