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Knitty Gritty | Toddler Crafts

Knitty Gritty

Young artists can explore texture, line, and color with this no-mess creative project.


  • fuzzy yarn
  • 40-grit sandpaper


  1. Cut fuzzy yarn into various lengths, from one inch to two feet.
  2. Have your child use the yarn to "draw" on a sheet of 40-grit sandpaper. He'll be able to move the lines of yarn wherever he pleases, and thanks to the paper's rough surface, the pieces will stay put.


Add an extra learning element to this activity by drawing letters on the sandpaper with crayon and inviting your child to trace them with the yarn.