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handmade yarn tassel doll charm craft for kids

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How adorable are these little yarn tassel doll charms? They were actually inspired by our yarn ghost charms that we made. I noticed how much the tassels looked like dresses and out sprung the idea for this little craft. My son has really enjoyed making these to gift to his nan and aunties, he found them a bit tricky at the start but soon picked it up. He’s also made one to gift to his cousin to go on her school bag – such a cute idea!

Heres what we used

(small objects can be choking hazards, this activity is best suited to older children and children should be supervised at all times)

First you’ll need to cut out a rectangle from your cardboard, it doesn’t need to be anything fancy – you can see here that were using a battered up piece of cereal box! You’ll need to make sure the height of the rectangle matches the length you want your tassel to be.

Starting at the bottom side, take your yarn and begin wrapping it around your cardboard. Make sure it’s secure but not so tight that it buckles your cardboard. Continue wrapping it around and then once you have reached your desired thickness cut it off at the bottom side where you first started.

Cut off a length of yarn and fold it in half. Then, tie a loop at the centre fold.

Using the two loose ends, tie your loop tightly around the centre of your yarn.

handmade yarn tassel doll charm craft for kids

Slip your yarn off of your cardboard. Turn it inside out so that the loop is outside and on top as you can see above.

handmade yarn tassel doll charm craft for kids

Place your scissors through the loops and then gently snip them open. I find that the best way to ensure that the ends are snipped evenly is to pull downwards as I snip to ensure I’m snipping the bottom center of each loop.

Now cut two lengths of yarn. Tie one just below the top of your tassel to create the dress shape and the other onto the loop just above your tassel to creat arms.

handmade yarn tassel doll charm craft for kids

Take your wooden bead and draw your dolls face on to it before threading it onto your loop. Finish off by adding a keyring onto the top of your loop. Don’t these yarn tassel doll charms look adorable?

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