Mother's Day Yarn Wrapped Vase Craft for Kids

Mother’s Day Craft: Yarn Wrapped Vase

We needed a vase to go with our watercolor coffee filter flowers we made for Mother’s Day. I did a little googling for some “vase crafts” and found some beautiful yarn wrapped vases, there’s a cool rainbow vase from Kaboose. I didn’t expect there to be a pattern, or perfectly aligned yarn wrapped around the jar. […]

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Perfect for fine motor practice - make an egg carton train!

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