I decided I wanted them big to hang in the window at Christmastime.
I tried it with some cardboard boxes, but I never had any that were big enough for what I was thinking. It wasn’t until I realized that I’m a cake decorator and I have multiple sizes of round cardboard available to me all the time! Anywhere from 6 inches to a 14 inch round piece of cardboard! I was so excited!
Of course, you can still do it with a cardboard box too, just cut out a circle! Whatever size you like.
I cut slits around the edge of the circles. Some circles I cut them all the same [about a half an inch, or an inch on some of the bigger circles], and some circles I decided to change it up and cut some deeper while I left others as a smaller slit. In the end, I prefer the ornaments that have all the same depth slits.
[I didn’t measure anything, mine aren’t a certain width a part or anything. Some circles I cut a bunch of slits, others less… do what you prefer!]
There’s no tying required. I just slipped a piece of yarn through one of the slits so that the end was towards the back and let Henry wrap away.
He did struggle quite a bit with knowing which side to go across next. It worked well when we worked together on one ornament. I would hold an ornament and flip it over each time he wrapped it across.
You can wrap it in a pattern, or completely random. Do a little, or do a lot. Use just one color [we used red and green yarn] or mix it up [Henry’s preference!].
When you’ve completed your yarn design on the ornament, simply end it when your yarn is on the backside, cut the yarn long so you have a string to hang it by! Hang it in the window!
This was such a simple activity for us. We’ve made several of these yarn wrapped ornaments for the window. And Henry is still asking to do more!
Henry is 4.5 years old.
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