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. Brilliant idea – we have thirty million miles of finger knitting and only so many tiny toys need scarves!!! Love it!

  2. I’m thinking this would be a great road trip project for my 3yo daughter, but using sandpaper to stick the chains onto instead of the cardboard (saving unsupervised backseat glue usage, of course!). Thanks for the idea!

  3. That is so cool!!! I will definitely be doing this with my kids. Maybe we’ll do it again at Christmas time too. Thank you!

  4. Have you ever tried finger crochet? They can make chains without a hook. The children in my class have made very long chains this way.
    The mosaics are a great idea.

  5. I certainly can not wait until i can make it to the yarn store to do this with my kids! Thanks a million! I will certainly give credit to the Idea when I post!

    Loveable-Lerwills, Amber!

  6. Oh how adorable!!! I’m gonna have to try this one very soon!
    Thanks for the great tip!

  7. The girls will love to do this project. Now we can use all those long chains the girls crochet.

  8. Love those little smiling faces – and oh, yes, the cardboard ones too! Very cute — what a great mom to crochet miles of yarn!

  9. Fun! I’ve been wanting to teach my 8 yr old to crochet. This would be a great first project to learn the chain stitch!

  10. Wow, how creative is that? What a great activity for kids, and also a wonderful way to use up yarn scraps.

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