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We are joining in on the fun of the Sew a Softie tutorial hop organized by www.colouredbuttons.com with our Watermelon Slice Softie!

Start with:

  • 2 Squares of Pink Felt
  • 1 Square of Green Felt
  • Black Buttons
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Filling
  • Pins, Paper - optional

Create it!

Step 1: Using a pattern cut from paper or freehand, cut two identical triangles from pink felt.

Step 2: To the front of one prink triangle, sew on black buttons.

Step 3: Turning two pink triangles inside out, stitch along outer edge, leaving a few inches open for stuffing.

Step 4: Round the corners for simpler turning, if desired.  

Step 5: Turn triangle right side out, fill with filling and stitch closed.

Step 6: Fold green felt the long way and cut to create approximately 3 inch casing.

Step 7: Fold back corners of green felt in and stitch in place.

Step 8: Wrap the front green felt corner to the back of the watermelon slice and stitch in to place.

Step 9: Repeat steps 6 and 7 on the other side to complete.

This softie is so easy to sew and made from just three pieces of felt - the perfect project to sew together with your child. And, enjoy a little slice of watermelon all year long!

 

 

Unicorns have captured the imagination for centuries. With good reason - they are so magical! We've made this fun 3D unicorn art - just perfect for bringing a little touch of magic to any space.

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardstock in assorted colors

Create it!

Step 1: Cut approximately 1/6 section from paper plate.

Step 2: Fold the cut section down and glue or staple to form the head shape for the unicorn.

Step 3: Cut the textured portion off of another paper plate (save this for the horn) and cut two ears from the center of the plate.

Step 4: Glue the ears to the top of the unicorn head.

Step 5: Cut the textured portion of the paper plate into several sections, in ascending size.

Step 6: Glue the ends of each of the sections to form small rings for the unicorn horn.

Step 7: Glue the rings together to form the unicorn horn and paint yellow.

Step 8: After it dries, glue the unicorn horn to the head.

Step 9: Cut out eyes from black cardstock or paper and glue to the unicorn head.

Step 10: Cut pink cardstock and glue it to the inside of the ears.

Step 11: Cut and curls cardstock for mane. Glue to attach.

Step 12: Paint cardboard square or rectangle and once dry, glue the unicorn head to attach.

Perfect activity for a unicorn birthday party - or a rainy day - or a sunny day...you get the idea!

Celebrating any birthdays this month? If not, save this one for later - it makes a really fun birthday surprise! Or, a super fun birthday party activity!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Old Magazines
  • Stickers, colored tape, cardstock or paper
  • Stick on eyes

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut out animal from magazine and glue to colored paper.

Step 3: Cut around animal, leaving a boarder of colored paper.

Step 4: Glue cut out animal piece to painted cardboard.

Step 5: Add stick on eyes to the animal, stickers, tape and party hats cut from cardstock.

We got a kick out of these fun and funny pieces of art - so fun for birthday celebrations!

 

Snow is gone, flowers are blooming and yesterday we found a robin's egg in the backyard. Spring is here! As you might have guessed from our previous crafts, we adore birds so we thought it would be fun to create some bird in a nest artwork to celebrate the season!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Paper Bowl
  • Paper
  • Paper Plate

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard background blue and allow to dry.

Step 2: From unpainted cardboard, cut pieces to form tree branch.

Step 3: Glue branch pieces to the background.

Step 4: Cut a paper bowl in half and glue half to the branch.

 

Step 5: Cut thin strips of brown paper and glue to bowl to create texture of nest.

Step 6: Paint paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 7: From paper plate, cut pieces or outline of a bird.

Step 8: Glue bird piece/s into nest.

Step 9: Cut leaves from green paper and glue to branch.

Cut out and add eggs to the nest if you wish. Or, a whole group of baby birds!