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Easy Tuque Ornament Kids Can Make

Nov 14, 2016

When it comes to Canadian winters, nothing beats a good old tuque! Inspired by this classically Canadian winter hat, my son made this cute little yarn wrapped Christmas ornament as one of his homemade ornaments for the year. In my family, we have a tradition of the kids making at least one homemade ornament for our Christmas tree every year. 

To make this yarn wrapped tuque ornament, you'll need:

  • Cardboard
  • Yarn
  • Large pompom
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or white glue

yarn, cardboard, and pom pom needed to make craft

Draw a tuque shape on the cardboard and cut it out. Cut little snips all along the edge of the cardboard tuque. These little cuts will help hold the yarn in place as it is wrapped around the cardboard. Tuck one end of the yarn into a cut in the cardboard and start wrapping the yarn around the cardboard. This part of the craft is a great fine motor workout, best suited to older kids as some preschoolers and toddlers may find this part difficult to coordinate. This yarn wrapping technique works best if you pull the yarn tight as you wrap and it really doesn't matter which way you wrap it.

kids hands wrapping cardboard in yarn

My five year old son, K, liked to wrap the yarn in all different directions around the cardboard shape and I think it turned out awesome! Once your child is done wrapping and has covered most of the cardboard, tuck the end of the yarn underneath the layers of yarn. You don't need to glue it or anything, assuming that the yarn was pulled tight.

Next, it's time to add the pompom. K's favorite color is black so, of course, he chose a black one for his toque ornament. I attached the pompom using hot glue, but white craft glue should work too.

ornament hanging on a tree

Finally, make sure you add a looped piece of yarn to the back of the ornament so that you can hang it from the tree. I simply cut a piece of yarn, looped it through the yarn on the back of the ornament, and secured it with a knot! 

Article Author Dyan Robson
Dyan Robson

Read more from Dyan here.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is mom to two boys, J and K, who also teaches piano out of her home. On her blog And Next Comes L, Dyan shares her story of raising a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy and autism, amongst a variety of sensory activities for kids. You can find out more about their story on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

 

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