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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!

 

Hearts, Xs and Os - so many fun shapes at Valentine's Day! We used cardboard from our recycle bin and some paint to make this fun collaborative piece of Valentine artwork!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 1 inch Hole Punch (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Have your little one paint a piece of cardboard. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut out heart shapes and short strips (to glue together to form the letter x) and use hole punch or cut circles for the letter o.

Step 3: Let your little one glue the Valentine cardboard pieces to the piece of painted cardboard.

Step 4: Finish with a little contrasting color paint. (We used red!)

We used a mixture of cardboard with colors already printed on them and painted a few pieces of standard uncolored cardboard. So much fun to see what your little artist will create!

This turkey badge is both festive and fun - the perfect accessory for Thanksgiving gatherings!

Start with:

  • Colored Cardstock
  • Textured Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Safety Pin
  • String
  • Paper Punch (optional)

Create It!

Step 1: From textured cardboard, cut half circle - approximately 5 in. across. (Trace from small bowl or large mug.) This will be the turkey's body. Also, cut approximately 2 in. circle for the turkey's head.

Step 2: From colored cardstock, cut shape of feathers, 3-4 inches tall.

Step 3: Cut fringe along feather shapes on both sides for texture.

Step 4: Glue feathers to cardboard half circle.

Step 5: Cut two white circles for eyes (1 in. hole punch or freehand), two black pupils (single hole punch or freehand), orange triangle for beak and red wattle.

Step 6: Glue eyes, beak and wattle to 2 in. circle to create turkey face.

Step 7: Cut small strip of cardboard. Place approximately 4 inch string underneath and glue cardboard strip on top. Tie string around safety pin.

Step 8: Glue face to body.

Pre-cut the parts and offer as a fun activity for kids (or young at heart) pre or post Thanksgiving dinner!

This paper plate Thanksgiving craft is perfect practice for little hands mastering scissor skills and is a wonderful way to use up bits of scrap paper too!

Start with:

  • Colored Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1:  Cut thin strips of colored cardstock.

Step 2: Glue strips of one color in the shape of a feather and repeat. (If you prefer, draw outline of feather shape on plate for guide.)

Step 3: For turkey's head, draw a triangle with a circle on top. Cut and glue to paper plate.

Step 4: Cut two white circles for turkey eyes and add black circle to each. Cut triangle for beak. Glue to turkey's head.

A simple and colorful craft to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving!