Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine's Day "sewing" craft

I saw an image on Pinterest of a yarn heart. Once I clicked through I found it was a card from the Parents website.
They have a template you can download if you like. I decide to take their idea and make a few changes.
It’s still a card but not one that opens and mine is slightly smaller. I also added the phrase “I love you SEW much” to mine.

All I did was create a word document with the statement written out and then copy and paste several times until I had enough for the kids at my classroom party.

I can fit about 6 on a page. I printed them out on cardstock and cut them into individual pieces that are about 2 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. I used a very tiny hole punch to pre-make the holes. You can also use a needle to poke through so it’s easier for the kiddos to “sew”.

At this size they will need about 2 feet of yarn to sew their card. I ordered several blunt, large eyed needles from ebay at about 0.50 each including shipping. I had all the yarn precut and the needles pre-threaded for the first round of kids at that station.

(On party days we break the kids up into smaller groups and they rotate through different stations to do all of the games and crafts.)

I also added a little V at the top and bottom of the heart so when it’s done it looks a little more like a heart.

I'm off to do some more party prep, Valentine's day will be here before we know it.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Gosh darn, you're creative girl! Those are so cute and clever!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Girl you are so awesome! I love this and I so could do this :)

Intense Guy said...

That's pretty cool! :)

Teaching Heart Mom said...

What a unique idea... we may try this with Brownies. Thanks!