Create a yarnman craft

YOU'LL NEED

  • Yarn (colors A and B)
  • Cardboard (a 2" × 6" and a 2" × 3" piece)
  • Scissors
  • Felt-tipped pen
  • 1½" × 3" piece of felt
  • Fabric glue

1. Form the body. Wind yarn A around length of 2" × 6" piece of cardboard 50 times; cut from skein. Slide off and tie with a piece of yarn B ¼" from end. Split other end to create legs. Secure ¼" from each end with a piece of yarn B.

2. Make arms and head. Wrap yarn A around 2" × 3" piece of cardboard 25 times; cut from skein. Slide off and tie ¼" from ends with a piece of yarn B. Push a pen through chest area and insert arm piece. Tie waist with a piece of yarn B. Wrap neck (the area above arms) with a piece of yarn B to fashion a head.

3. Attach the hat. Wrap 1½" × 3" piece of felt around head. Glue back seam. Pinch cap and tie with yarn, leaving 1" at top. Snip top to create fringe. Draw on eyes.