With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate just about anything you can think of - hair accessories, bags, brooches, and cards are just a few ideas. Ability to use a tapestry (blunt) needle the only special skill required.
A yarn flower made with a flower loom
But did you know that you can easily make your own flower loom by up-cycling some plastic? It is a great STEM activity for older kids to create one from scratch. This tutorial involves scissors and a pointy compass so supervision of younger children is required.
Making a flower with a flower loom
This DIY flower loom is simple to use, and the results are just as good as a store bought flower loom. Making loom flowers is also a great way of using up any scraps of leftover yarn from other yarn projects.
: 30 minutes - depending on compass/protractor proficiency
: 5-10's, Over 10's
Make a flower loom by up-cycling an old ice cream container lid and a compass
Cut around the larger circle from the ice-cream lid
Mark out the prongs on a piece of paper. The prongs are the smaller sections (10 degrees)
Transfer the prong marks to the plastic circle
Cut out the sections in-between the prongs
Mark a circle with a diameter of 4 cms
Cut the inside circle out and your flower loom is finished
And that's it, your yarn flower loom is finished!
My next My Kid Craft article will take you through how to use a flower loom to make loom flowers.
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