Making yarn bowls is a great sensory activity for little fingers that doubles as a dimensional art project! Use your bowls as decorative sculptures or little baskets.


  • yarn
  • scissors
  • all purpose glue
  • two bowls, one plastic
  • water
  • plastic wrap


    1. yarn-longCover a bowl with plastic wrap and turn it upside down.

    2. Squeeze some glue in a bowl and dilute it just a bit with water. Then stir the water and glue mixture together.

    3. Estimate the amount of yarn it will take to loosely cover your bowl and cut off that piece. Dunk the yarn in the glue + water mixture until it is completely soaked.

    4. Wrap the soaked yarn around your plastic-wrapped bowl. Mash the yarn all around the bowl with your hands and set it aside to dry.

    5. Once dry, remove the yarn from the plastic wrapped bowl.

    That's it! These bowls make great kid-made presents!

Caroline Gravino Urdaneta, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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