How To: Arm Knit With Kids
This past weekend I got to spend it with my niece and nephew which is always the best. They like to work on projects and I love teaching them any sorts of crafts. This weekend m Hazel said “Fila, can we do a project with yarn.” I thought I would make this post for people to learn how to arm knit with kids.
I had some t-shirt yarn left over from a project I worked on with Minerva Crafts and Hazel asked if we could use some of that because it’s bright pink.
Actually, here’s a little funny story. Hazel asked if she could use some purple yarn I had that I am saving for another project. So I said “uhmm no, I don’t think we should use it, I don’t have enough of it to use” and her response “oh Fila! yes you do, you have so much under your bed…”
Way to totally blow my cover, Hazel! Jeeze!
Anywho, we decided to get to work. I told her we can use the t-shirt yarn and make a long, long scarf. I tried to teach her to arm knit, at 5 years old I still believe she is a bit young to do it on her own but she’s definitely going to be a crafter, I can tell.
So, I showed her the movements of arm knitting. She got a little frustrated but that mostly has to do with the fact that her coordination has not yet developed. So she tried, I would help her and she would unwind some yarn for me.
It was a great experience for me and her. She has a lot of energy and it still kept her engaged. The best thing with arm knitting is that it works quickly, if it didn’t work up quickly then I don’t know if she would have enjoyed it as much.
Here is the final product!
So, let’s chat. What are some of your favorite crafts to do with kids?