Soft stuff sticks to scratchy stuff---SWEEEEEET!
Art Project: Sandpaper + String
cotton balls (optional)
Follow the line / Ljungkvist, Laura
You are my little bird [sound recording] / Mitchell, Elizabeth
--some make very precise pictures
--rough grit tends to hold yarn better than fine grit, but having a variety available to experiment with is a nice idea.
--one mom was allergic to wool and since our yarn is a hodgepodge of donations, I couldn't guarantee that any of it was wool-free. She just sat back and watched her daughter play, but if it had been the child who was allergic to wool, it would have been nice to have a better back-up plan (maybe cotton string? or a bucket only with acrylic felt scraps?)
Variations to try:
--die-cut felt shapes if you want them to interact with this craft more like a traditional flannelboard
Adult Challenge: Just watch. There's no way your kid can "mess up" this project. Just sit back and see what they come up with! (You can help if they ask for it--like holding the string taut to make it easier to cut.)