A Bowl of Yarn

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Blog | 6,643 Comments

This is a great project for doing on a sunny calm day. You can head out to the patio after breakfast and have something beautiful by the next day.


  • Yarn
  • A bowl the size you would like your final project to be
  • A dish for the yarn and glue mixture (you may want this dish to be “toss-able”)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper or something to cover the table, this is a messy project!



  • Cover your work surface with newspaper or a throw away plastic table cloth
  • Cut pieces of yarn long enough to lay over the bowl from side to side plus a little more
  • Pour glue into one of the small bowls then thin with water so it is a bit “soupy”
  • Place the yarn pieces into the glue/water bowl. Make sure that all of the yarn is able to become fully soaked.
  • Tip your other bowl upside down and cover with plastic wrap. Make sure the wrap covers the table a bit so that your bowl doesn’t stick to the newspaper.
  • Take out one piece of yarn at a time and place it on your covered bowl. You can make the yarn straight or squiggly; just make sure you cover it well. I like to make the “rim” of the bowl a bit thicker, just to make it a bit sturdier.
  • Let your bowl dry all day in the sun. If it is going to be a nice night, leave it out. If your yard tends to get “dewy” overnight, move your project inside to finish drying.
  • The next day, carefully lift your bowl and remove the plastic wrap. Enjoy your new bowl.

Send us pictures of the kids working on this project and proudly showing off their bowls. We’d love to see how they turn out!