Inside: This yarn-wrapped star activity is a fun way to work on preschool fine motor skills during the holidays. No mess, too!
Are you looking for an easy Christmas activity that requires no paint, no glue, and can be taken home that very same day? If so, you will love these preschool Christmas yarn wrapped stars.
We’ve done yarn wrapping before, such as when we made our yarn wrapped Christmas trees.
There is something very calming about this activity, so it’s nice to pull out during quiet time.
It’s also perfect for the fine motor center in your classroom. Once finished, you could tie the ends and turn it into an ornament, or you could untie it for more fun later.
Simple Yarn-Wrapped Star Activity
What you will need to make preschool Christmas yarn wrapped stars:
- Card stock cut into star shapes
Prepping this activity:
Tape one end of the yarn to the back of the star.
This will hold the yarn securely as the other end is wrapped around it.
Model how the paper is held with the “helper” (non-dominant) hand while the “worker” (dominant) hand holds the thread and wraps it around the star.
It might take them awhile to pull the yarn tight.
If this continues to happen, shorten the yarn so it’s easier to pull.
If there is leftover yarn hanging off, snip it.
Then tie the end around some of the wrapped yarn.
And that’s it! Super easy!
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