Kid Made Homemade Coasters that Make Great Gifts

Today we have the cutest homemade gift idea that kids can make…homemade coasters! All you need is some yarn, a paper plate and some willing fingers to weave on the paper plate loom and you will have the coolest handmade gifts, yarn coasters!

Finished homemade coasters with a child holding a drink over the yarn coaster
Let’s make homemade coasters!

DIY Coasters Ideas

My kids love being creative and the act of making a homemade gift is something that makes them feel so special and connected to the person they are gifting the items to!

The whole time they are creating their gift they are thinking and talking about the person who to whom they plan on gifting the items. I hope Grandma knows how much her kiddos love her with these felted coasters.

Easy Homemade Coasters Craft for Kids

This handmade gift is so unique, and while easy, a little time consuming so it will keep your child busy. Plus, there is something so precious and meaningful about gifts that are made by hand.

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Supplies Needed for Homemade Coasters

Homemade coasters in the making are a great way to practice fine motor skills with your preschool aged kids - weave coasters - child weaving on a paper plate
Let’s make homemade yarn coasters for gifts!

Instructions to Make Yarn Coasters

  1. Cut slits into the paper plate every inch or so. You will want each of your slits to be about 1 inch deep.  
  2. Begin with your largest piece of yarn (ours was several yards long) and wrap it around the plate in a circle, making spokes of a wheel as you circle the plate and put yarn into each of the slits.
  3. When you are finished, knot the “wheel” loom to itself – we also added tape to the back to help secure it as my kids were not very gentle to the project as they worked.
  4. Alternating different colors and textures of yarn, weave around the paper plate loom.  
  5. Start in the center and work your way to the outside of the plate.
  6. When you are finished, rip the paper plate out from the back of your coaster. 
  7. Discard.  
  8. Cut the strings and knot each string “end” to the string next to it. Don’t pull too tightly or your coaster will bubble.

Make Homemade Coaster Making Educational

This is a great time to work on the concept of “every other” or odds and evens with your preschooler. My 3 year old was fascinated with the pattern of going in and out as she wove.

Gift a craft kit to your kids for Christmas.  Your kids can use this kit to create coasters
Make a homemade gift kit with your yarn coaster craft…

Homemade Coaster Gift Kit

Don’t just give coasters, make it a gift kit! You can make your own coaster kit to hand to friends, family, and neighbors. It is such a cute idea that will get people busy.

To make this craft into a gift kit for the child in your life:

  • collect all the supplies
  • include a set of instructions for weaving
  • and a sample “finished project”
  • packaged them up into a gift tin

Give with a Drink…

You will have an adorable coaster ready to gift to grandma. For a gifting “pair” maybe your children can whip up a batch of homemade Hot chocolate to include for her.

Yield: 1

{Make and Give} Coaster Homemade Gift Kit

There is something so special about a homemade gift and this handmade coaster is no different! Plus, you can turn this gift into a cute DIY Coaster Kit.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Collection of yarn scraps
  • Paper Plate
  • Tape

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut slits into the paper plate every inch or so. You will want each of your slits to be about 1 inch deep.  
  2. Begin with your largest piece of yarn (ours was several yards long) and wrap it around the plate in a circle, making spokes of a wheel as you circle the plate and put yarn into each of the slits.
  3. When you are finished, knot the “wheel” loom to itself – we also added tape to the back to help secure it as my kids were not very gentle to the project as they worked.
  4. Alternating different colors and textures of yarn, weave around the paper plate loom.  
  5. Start in the center and work your way to the outside of the plate.
  6. When you are finished, rip the paper plate out from the back of your coaster. 
  7. Discard.  
  8. Cut the strings and knot each string “end” to the string next to it. Don’t pull too tightly or your coaster will bubble.

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How did your homemade coasters turn out? How did you give the gift of DIY coasters?

13 Comments

  1. I think all my kids–even my 11 year old–would like doing these! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  2. Kalyn Brooke | Creative Savings says:

    What a fun idea for a cute holiday gift. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is an adorable way to give your children the opportunity to create their own Christmas gifts for others. It is very creative and kids will be so proud of their creation! We will be tweeting your DIY gift kit to our followers from our Twitter account, @OncorPML. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think I have some extra yarn for this project

  5. Very interesting idea. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  6. Stopping by to let you know you will be featured tomorrow on Made in a Day and all my Social Media Sites! Congrats! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kim

  7. What a great idea! I taught a kids class on Navajo weaving that did something like that with a piece of cardboard, but I never thought of using a plate like that.

  8. Adorable idea! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  9. Those are wonderful and the kit is a fabulous idea! I remember, as I was growing up, my grandma had yarn everywhere, she loved to crochet! Thank you so much for sharing at This Momma’s Meandering Mondays! Have a great week!

  10. Love this! I will definitely be getting yarn scraps from fellow yarn crafters to use with my kids and a few other families. I featured you on the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. Stop by and grab a featured button if you’d like:)

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