Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

If you’re anything like me, you use toilet paper like it’s going out of style. Those paper tubes that are left seem craft-worthy, but what can you make from them? What about a pencil holder?

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi Pencil Holder

Or an iPod holder on your desk?

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi iPod Holder

Or maybe a crayon holder for your kids while they color?

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi Crayon Holder

Or new handmade napkin holders for when entertaining?

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi Napkin Holder

This easy kid-friendly craft is a fun, weaving-type of craft that can yield anything your mind can imagine (that will fit).

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Step 1: Cut slats down about halfway. Make them as equi-distant as possible. (You can measure ahead of time if you’d like.)

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Step 2: Fold each slat outward, so that it resembles a flower.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Step 3: Tie a knot around one of the slats, with the knot under the slat, as pictured.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Step 4: Wrap the yarn under the next slat, coming through in between, and going backward, looping over the next slat, as pictured.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

You’ll keep going under-over on each loop, in a clockwise fashion, like so:

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Keep looping under-over and keep the loops tight against one another, so that they don’t overlap, as pictured.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Keep looping all the way, under-over, until you get to the end.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Step 5: When you get to the last loop on the last slat, cut the string about 3-4 inches away from the last loop, and loop back and under the nearest two threads.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Tie a knot here. Add a dab of crazy glue under the knot, too.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Go back and make a knot in the same way on the previous slat, also gluing it down when you tie it.

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Glue down under the remaining slats along the edges so they don’t slip off. You can glue down the weaved insides, too. Once it’s finished, flip it around, stand it up, and take a look!

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

Wa-la! A pencil/iPod/crayon/napkin/anything holder! What do you think? Fun, huh?

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