Lots of Lovely Things for Kids to Make with Wool

We recently visited a sheep farm and the kids got to pat lambs and take home freshly cut wool. They absolutely loved it! These sorts of experiences are not only fun for children, they wonderful for learning and making connections.

Sheep Farm

For example, my daughter’s favourite wool jumper came from the wool of a sheep somewhere.


After our trip, watched this short video about how wool from a sheep is spun and turned into fabric (watch it here).

Wool is beautiful to wear, and it’s great for kids craft too. It’s one of those items I always have left over bits and so I’ve put together a list of craft ideas you can do with kids, from learning how to crochet to making hair for peg dolls.  I buy wool from Spotlight, and they now have an online store which makes ordering even easier. Check out the yarn section here: Spotlight Yarn.

Lots of lovely things kids can make with yarn/wool


Craft Ideas for kids using wool

1. Wooden Spoon Puppet

These are super simple to make. Find out more here: Wooden Spoon Puppets.

2. Tennis Ball Puppet

Another fun one for kids. Dressing up sock puppets work too. Tutorial here: Tennis Ball Puppets

3. Peg Dolly

Wool is perfect for doll hair! See how I made pink mermaid hair here: Mermaid Peg Doll

4. Wooly Monster

A cute project by Laughing Kids Learn. Check it out here: DIY Woolly Monsters


Craft Ideas for kids using wool

5. Wool Sticky Collage

Here’s a simple one for younger kids. Use contact and wool for this sensory activity with Laughing Kids Learn: Wool collage.

6. Wool Pictures

Use wool in general collage pictures. This one if from Creative Play Central.

7. Simple Threading Cards

Here’s a good one for fine motor skills from Childhood 101. Make threading cards and weave through wool: Treading Cards

8. Wool Stamps

Make your own wrapping paper or wall feature using wool stamps. Full tutorial on An Everyday Story here: Wool Stamp Painting.

Occassion Gift Ideas

Craft Ideas for kids using wool

9. Woven Bangles

A lovely gift idea or DIY project. Lovely idea for Mother’s Day too. Head over to My Poppet for the full tutorial: Woven Bangles.

10. Soap on a Rope

Sarah from Fuel Move Love has a tutorial on how to make this nifty gift: Soap on a Rope. Good option for Father’s Day coming up.

11. Pumpkin Spiderweb 

Halloween idea from Danya Banya here: Pumpkin Spiderweb

12. Wool Star Decoration

Keep this in mind for Christmas! Beautiful decorations made with wool and sticks. Tutorial over at The Craft Train here: Wool Star Decoration.

Using Sticks

Craft Ideas for kids using wool

13. Cardboard Loom Weaving

This is one of my favourites. This was done with a class of children, and you can read more of the story and full tutorial over at Sesame Ellis: Cardboard Loom Weaving.

14. Old Fashioned Stick Weaving

Jackie from My Little Bookcase made a sweet craft using sticks and wool. Find the tutorial here.

15. Branch Weave

Teach kids how to brach weave. They make for an amazing wall feature. Find the tutorial over at Brisbane Kids here: Branch Weaving.

16. Stick people

Adorable, from Danya Banya: Stick People.

Simple Ways to Knit

Craft Ideas for kids using wool

17. French Knit

This is a classic, and it’s such an easy one for kids. Find the full tutorial here: How to French Knit.

18. Crochet for Kids

Check out Brisbane Kids for the tutorial here: Crochet for Kids

19. Wool Twists

Wool twists are gorgeous and you can find how to make them over at Happy Whimsical Hearts: Wool Twists.

20. Finger Knit

Learn how to finger knit with Parenting Fun Everyday: Finger Knitting.

Pretty Things

Craft Ideas for kids using wool

21. Yarn Shapes

This is one of those simple activities for kids that can look amazing as home decoration. Head over to Laughing Kids Learn to find out how to make them: Yarn Shapes.

22. Pencil Pot

Simple, yet effective. Samelia’s Mum has a tutorial how to make a yarn pencil pot. These look great on a desk: Pencil Pot.

23. Hairband

French knit a soft, comfy headband in under 10 minutes. Check it out here: French Knitted Hairband.

24. Friendship Bands

All you need for this activity is wool. That’s it! Find out how to make them here: Wool Friendship Bands

Inspiration for next time you have left over wool! Turn it into something fun for the kids to do.

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  • Reply
    Kate - An Everyday Story
    August 29, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Oh my goodness! How adorable is that little lamb?! I think I would have tried to sneak that one home in my handbag 🙂

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    Bek @ Just For Daisy
    August 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    We actually have an oversupply of wool from other projects – so I think we’re going to have a wool crafty theme this week to see out the end of Winter!!
    I didn’t realise you could shop online for Spotlight! That’s dangerous! 🙂

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    May 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

    That lamb looked absolutely adorable!!!

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    Nina Paul
    July 21, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. It will definitely help me in finishing all the extra wool which my mom gave me for sweater weaving.

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    December 3, 2021 at 6:08 am

    I loved the wooly monster… my kids LOVED it

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