first up in our weekend of family felt crafting... felt shape garlands.
embroidery floss (3 yds per garland)
assorted colors of felt (approx two 9x12” sheets per garland)
rotary cutter or scissors
(project prep - done by parent or older children)
1. cut each sheet of felt into 12 3” squares.
2. cut each square in half to form two triangles.
3. thread needle and tie knot at end of floss.
(make garland - kids should be able to do with minimal assistance)
4. make several stitches through first felt triangle and pull triangle to knot at end of floss.
5. repeat with remaining triangles, spacing them 2-3” apart.
(finish garlands - may need parent help)
6. tie knot in floss after last shape.
7. hang garland and enjoy!
with minimal parental assistance, both girls made lovely garlands, and B even made two! yay for successful kiddo craft project. we plan to hang the garlands on the christmas tree, which we're putting up tonight. we think.
*update november 2013: we made more garlands for this year's tree! and oh my, how these children have grown since last year!!*
i sort of got a bit carried away with cutting out the triangles, and we might have ended up with a few hundred more than we needed... so we packaged up the extra along with some perle cotton to send to some friends (and just maybe some secret swap gift recipients).
do you have a go-to kiddo friendly craft? please share!