Blessed with a big family, my daughter needed to find a homemade gift that her boys could make for their aunts. She found instructions for this cool homemade knitting loom, made from an empty toilet paper tube and craft sticks. She substituted pencils for the craft sticks and they seemed to work much better. The yarn was easy to slide off the pencils and the loom was just the right size for little hands to grasp. Following is a link to instructions to make the loom and to learn spool knitting: Spool Knitting
The picked their favorite colors and went to work creating "one of a kind" gifts for their aunts. So much better than buying yet another bottle of lotion at the dollar store! What a great lesson they are learning about the true spirit of Christmas
Once they knit an appropriate length to enable them to loop a couple of times they will pass on the projects to their mother. My daughter will then join the ends together and squish them in the suitcases for a 3000 mile plane ride home. Woo Hoo, that's my Christmas gift; she can just put bows all all their heads and I'll be a happy camper!
They are proud of their creations and their aunts will get a cozy scarf to keep them warm this winter. They also made their mom some headbands which she loves, so soft, not those headache bands that she has always dreaded to put on. Aren't they just the best boys ever? Of course, they are!!