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Making Yarn Bowls

UPDATED below with a pic of our finished product.

I saw this cute yarn bowl how to on Pinterest and I thought it would be just the thing to try this week while we have our annual Camp Conniewannahavefun.

Everyone chose some yarn and cut them into 8-10 inch lengths.

Those yarn pieces were then dunked into school glue, which I had poured onto a paper plate. The wet strips were then applied to a balloon.

I have a sneaking suspicion that the purple yarn bowl up there that was our inspiration may have been made by an adult, or someone older than 4.

Ours may not turn out exactly like that (we'll see tomorrow), but the kids had fun doing it, and I'm sure they will be proud of their creations!


Our yarn bowls didn't turn out quite like we had hoped...

Maybe we didn't soak them with enough glue??? Have you tried making yarn bowls? How did they turn out?


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  1. Heather says:

    That face! A picture really does say a 1000 words! I’ve never made a yarn bowl, but was thinking of giving it a go when I saw your post yesterday. And I don’t believe the original was made by anyone born this century, it’s too neat LOL.

  2. I don’t know anything about yarn bowl. I just noticed you’re daughter has pink hair. Really? So much for homeschooling stereotypes… lol

  3. Yarn bowls are fun. We used smaller balloons and did about 4 layers of yarn, drying about 24 hours between layers. We put homemade fudge in them and gave them as Christmas gifts a few years back. Give it another try!

  4. Brittany says:

    Maybe they didn’t use glue… would starch do it (like the stuff you spray on clothes to make them stiff)?

  5. I haven’t tried to make a yarn bowl yet, but tried to make yarn balls this past Christmas. They turned out about the same as your bowls. I think the problem, at least in my case, was that I was trying to use synthetic yarn instead of cotton. That may be the problem for you too? The top picture looks like all cotton, but the ones below appear to be synthetic, at least as well as I can tell from the pictures. Unfortunately for me they don’t really sell natural fiber yarn around here.

  6. Brittany says:

    Oh never mind. Just went to the website and read the instructions lol. But really, maybe starch would work better?

  7. Lois Groat says:

    School glue is very watery, to make it “washable”, so it just did not have the stiffness you need. And the acrylic yarn could not soak up the glue. Try again with cotton yarn and regular Elmers. :)

  8. Run the yarn through the glue or starch and squeegee the excess between your fingers and back into the bowl.

  9. Lynne Dillard says:

    I’ve made the yarn ball Christmas ornaments using a much smaller balloon and string-type yarn. The yarn for this project is not cut into pieces, just wrapped continuously. Worked great for me. Your yarn bowls should work just as well only use a fabric stiffening medium rather than the glue (I used “Stiffy” — I’m sure you can find it in craft or fabric stores). Soak the yarn in the Stiffy and apply to the balloon — need to make sure there are no gaps in the placement of the yarn (all yarn is touching other yarn).

  10. I do not have any experience with yarn bowls but I had to drop by and comment on that last picture–it is perfect :) Her expression needs no words 😀


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