Fork Flower

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Your child can make a puffy fork flower with a little bit of yarn and some patience.


This simple, easy craft is a great way for your child to keep busy while he's waiting for his meal in a restaurant or at home.

Materials

  • Yarn
  • Fork with four tines
  • Scissors
  • Green pipe cleaner or floral wire (optional)

Directions

  1. Tie the end of a length of yarn (at least 12 inches long) to one of the end tines of the fork.
  2. Show your child how to weave the yarn over the adjacent tine, under the next one, and so on. Wrap the yarn around the other end tine and weave another row in the other direction.
  3. Continue weaving until the fork is full of yarn.
  4. Help your child thread a separate length of yarn (about 6 inches long) between the two middle tines at the bottom of the weaving.
  5. Pull the yarn tightly around the center of the weaving and tie a knot.
  6. Pull the weaving off the fork to reveal a puffy little yarn flower.
  7. You can trim any long yarn ends whenever it's convenient to do so.
  8. If you like, have your child make several flowers.
  9. Attach each to a stem of green pipe cleaner or floral wire.
  10. Let your child arrange his bouquet of fork flowers in a vase.

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