Kids' Finger Knitting Crafts

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Kids' Finger Knitting Crafts
Finger knitting is a safe and easy way for kids to knit. (ULTRA F/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Finger knitting is a safe form of knitting for kids because it does not require a knitting needle. Kids' finger knitting crafts range from wearable art, such as a scarf, to functional accessories, including a pet leash. Monitor kids throughout this yarn project to ensure they continue the same method throughout the knitting process, resulting in a uniform pattern.

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Scarf

Winter kids' parties in certain regions often are held indoors because of the cold weather. Therefore, craft projects are a popular choice, and finger-knitted scarves provide children with a fun activity that they can wear home. Allow the children to choose a coloured yarn and show them the first few steps of a basic finger knit. After a child understands the process, let her knit until she has a pattern that is about 2 to 3 feet long. Tie off the ends and show her different ways to wear the scarf for warmth and style.

Headband

Headbands are fashion accessories, but finger-knitted headbands that encompass a child's entire head can provide head and ear warmth in cold months by simply moving the headband forward over the ears. Choose brightly coloured yarn and measure the circumference of each child's head from the top around by the neck and back to the top. After each child has finger knitted the appropriate length, tie the two ends together.

Jewellery

Soft jewellery made from fabric and yarn is wearable by small children because it lacks safety and choking hazards. Help the child finger knit and create a small span of knitted yarn that will fit just around the child's wrist. Consider using a yarn that is slightly stretchy so she can take the fitted bracelet on and off. Use the loose pieces of each end to adjoin the two ends and create a finished product.

Pet Leash

Small pets do not typically have the strength of large dogs so crafting a finger-knitted leash creates a colourful accessory that kids will enjoy using. Allow the child to choose a strong, coloured yarn and help her begin the finger knitting process. Tie the ends off when she has knitted a length that is appropriate for the pet's size. Create a sturdy loop on one end to accommodate a hook that ultimately will attach to the pet's collar.

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