Yarn Bobbins

I used to give kids little balls of yarn, but they always get knotted up and end up rolling away.  So, the yarn bobbin is a perfect solution.  They are similar to the craft thread bobbin.

If you use yarn with kids, try making some.  You'll like it.

All you need is corrugated cardboard.  I used the flaps from a box.
 Cut the cardboard piece into a spool shape.
 Tape the end of yarn to the middle of the spool.  This way, the end won't get loose.
 Wind, wind, wind the yarn around the spool.  Cut a small slit in one end of the spool and slip the end of the yarn into the slit.
Yarn bobbins in action at the tapestry table.  The kids love them and they are easy to use.  Go make your kids some!


Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

I am excited to have just found your blog! I have enjoyed looking at the posts; and love the yarn spool. :)

Amie Plumley said...

Thanks, Kristi - I checked out your site too. It's full of great projects I can use in my classroom!

Anonymous said...

thank you for posting the photos of the yarn bobbin. i was trying to describe them to my husband and he couldn't figure out what i meant your photo shows him what i want him to make perfectly. i knit on a round loom which takes up most of the space in my bag,so hes going to use a light weight wood thinner than paneling to make some so they are strong and flat and fit in my bag. thanks again.