Just a heavy piece of cardboard, some scraps of yard, a crochet hook and glue provided some fun today!

I crocheted some chains in different lengths (actually the girls told me what color and how long).  If they were older it would have been fun to have them crochet their own chains.


They put glue on the cardboard.


Then they expertly arranged the crochet chains on the glue.


Ta Da!


I think this activity would be great for older (Kate and Bella are 4 1/2) children  too! It would be easier for older children to fill in the whole space and it would also provide a fun way for them to practice crochet skills.

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most helpful resource to keep handy!

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  1. I did this with my girls (6 and 8). They love to make chains and this was a perfect way to use some of them up! The 6 year old LOVES chians and actually made about 60 feet of it for some “jungle vine” decorations! She was so proud of herself. We also have wrapped chains around cardboard wreaths. Thanks so much for the fun idea – it was a hit!

  2. This is perfect for beginners! I work for a summer day care program, and last year I tried to teach the kids how to crochet. Most of the kids mastered the first chain step, but burned out quickly after that. This will be a fun way for them to USE the chains rather than just making never ending chains that have no use.

  3. What a beautiful way to this would be for the children to to use the chains that they finger knit. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with ways for them to use the chains they make besides making belts and necklaces.

    As far as finger crocheting goes, I do it regularly with the children I work with (I am a Montessori teacher). I have seen children as young as 4 be successful with finger knitting. A wonderful tutorial that I found for how to teach them is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMQr_nLn4FM.

    Thank you for all the inspiration =)

  4. What a wonderful idea! I often teach my friend’s children how to crochet…this is a wonderful idea for the younger children!

  5. Gracias, por tan hermosa idea. Es fácil de realizar en especial con los más pequeños y pequeñas que apenas comienzan elaborando cadenetas, y que al tiempo le dan libertad a su imaginación en el uso de las mismas. Yolanda.

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