Yarn Art Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon is one of our favorite classic children’s books. We were inspired by the story to create these purple yarn art sculptures!

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The Preschool Book Club is back this week with creative activities for kids inspired by the story, Harold and the Purple Crayon! Every other week we’ll all be sharing some fun activities for kids based on the book of the week. If you missed our previous books and activities be sure to check them out:

 

Purple Yarn Art Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon

In the story, Harold and the Purple Crayon, a little boy uses his purple crayon to draw all kinds of adventures! This story is such a great way to encourage creativity in children and remind them that their imagination can take them anywhere!

We decided to create our own designs just like Harold, but used purple yarn instead of a crayon!

Purple Yarn Art Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon

Materials for Yarn Art

purple crayon printable for Harold and the Purple Crayon

*Clipart from Scrappin Doodles.

Directions for Yarn Art 

1. Pour the liquid glue into a paper bowl or plate. Place a sheet of wax paper out onto your work surface.

 

2. Cut off a long piece of purple yarn.

 

3. Put the yarn into the glue and completely saturate it.

 

4. Lift the yarn out of the glue. Run one hand down the length of the yarn, removing excess glue.

 

5. Place your yarn on the wax paper creating a design or picture.

 

6. Let the yarn dry completely.

yarn drying on wax paper

 

7. Once it’s dried, carefully remove the yarn art from the wax paper. It should peel right off!

 

8. Print the purple crayon printable onto white card stock. Cut out a crayon and use a glue dot or tape to stick it to your yarn art.

 

9. Display your finished purple yarn art!

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Tips

– You must use wax paper for this project to work, as it has a thin layer of wax that allows the finished project to peel off. Parchment paper or regular paper will not work. The yarn will stick permanently to the paper.

– You can also create yarn art directly on paper. Follow the same procedure described above, but rather than placing the yarn on wax paper, make your picture or design directly on regular paper. Once it’s dry you can hang your yarn art picture up to display.

Purple Yarn Art Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon

More Harold and the Purple Crayon Activities

Be sure to check out all the creative Harold and the Purple Crayon activities created by the other members of The Preschool Book Club Series!

 Activities for Kids Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon

Giant Harold and the Purple Crayon Mural from Homegrown Friends

DIY Purple Lavender Crayon Soaps from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Draw Your Own Adventure Dry Erase Activity from Mama Papa Bubba

Crayon Play Dough Recipe from Sugar Aunts

Make Harold’s Purple Crayon from Meri Cherry

 

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to do this! Love the idea of making them on wax paper and then peeling off- very cool!!!

  2. I love Harold! Will have to try this w/my kiddos!

  3. Fun! I absolutely LOVE Harold and the Purple Crayon! I have since I was a child myself! Cool idea. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. TOO AMAZING! Such a clever idea! Can’t Wait to do this w littles! It was one of my own favs as a child!!

  5. BEST EVER! Can’t Wait to do this w littles! Used to be a fav of my own from childhood –looks like I’ll be joining in on the fun!

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