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Yarn Weather Monitor

A cute classic and easy kids craft that has been around for years, a Christmas Weather Monitor yarn braid
I pulled this yarn weather monitor idea out of my holiday keepsake box from when I was young.  It is still a cute classic craft for kids.  Sometimes the ones that have been around for generations that are a simple kind of humor will bring back fond memories of a life long before cell phones and weather apps.   The silly printable saying pretty much points out the obvious 🙂 but that’s what makes this fun.  Teach children how to braid with the three colors of yarn.  They will find it addictive and want to make one for grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles.  Print out as many cards as needed – three will print per page.
MATERIALS:
  • PDF for the Printable Weather Monitor Card. Note: Three cards will print per page.
  • Red, green and white yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Printer paper, though card stock white paper works best
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Select and print out the PDF for the Printable Weather Monitor Card.
  2. Cut apart the three cards and punch a hole in the top left corner of each card.
  3. You can make the yarn braid any size you wish for this craft. In this example, I used 30 pieces for yarn for each of the three colors. The yarn pieces were 15″ long and created an 8″ braid
  4. Once the yarn is braided, tie off each end with another piece of yarn and attach the card.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.
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