How to Finger Knit: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Fun basics, Wool and Fleece

15Oct
how to finger knit

How to Finger Knit   Fingerknitting is king of crafts! For years, I have watched little children transform into master creators just through the learning of this simple skill. It just has so many uses. Why not ask a child for some ideas? An instruction verse for finger knitting. One way to teach finger knitting is to use a small action story…

‘Rainbow’ Drawing and Knotting Activity

Posted under Rainy Day

21Mar

Children love rainbows, don’t they? Why not make a beautiful rainbow to hang in their room? Draw a rainbow shape and ask the child to cut it out. Give them a set of crayons and invite them to colour the rainbow. You might start it off with the red on top. This can also be a wonderful ‘matching’ game, trying…

Rainy Day Cloud Craft: A how-to tutorial

Posted under Rainy Day

5Mar

Here’s one for the children on a rainy day. Make your own Rainy Day Cloud art. Draw a cloud on a piece of white cardboard. Cut the shape out. (A good practice piece for children with all the bumps and lumps) Invite them to colour the cloud, any so way they wish. Punch some holes in the cloud.  Raindrop holes…

How to make a slip knot: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Fun basics

22Jul
slip knot

Slip knots are handy things. They are so versatile and helpful and wonderful if you are ever stuck out in the bush. Slip knots are necessary for knitting and fingerknitting too. Who ever thought that a knot could ever be useful? Making a slip knot as an adult should be easy. Sometimes, it is. Sometimes, it is not. Want a…