Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friendship Day Lavender Heart Pins

Friendship is the theme of the week in Sassyfras's classroom.  They had a super cute friendship fair yesterday.  They were paired up with a friend and went to various stations together.  They did things like make a friendship book and friendship bracelets.  It was really sweet.  Sassyfras wanted to make something to give to her friend at the fair.  I helped her sew a couple of small heart shaped felt pins.

kids arts and crafts, friendship craft

heart stencil
fabric marking tool
pinking shears
embroidery floss and needle
Steam a Seam, press cloth, iron
jewelry pin

friendship day pin, kids sewing

How to Make Our Friendship Pin
  1. Stack two pieces of felt together. Sassyfras wanted a light pink heart on one side and a hot pink one on the other side. (child)
  2. Trace a heart shaped cookie cutter with a fabric marker on one piece. (child)
  3. Cut the hearts out with pinking shears. (adult)
  4. Turn the top piece over so the fabric marker doesn't show. (child)
  5. Since we were stuffing the hearts with a little lavender we used a little Steam A Seam around the edges of the heart, leaving an opening at the top.  I did the ironing (BE SURE TO USE A PRESS CLOTH...the felt will melt on your iron if you don't). (adult)
  6. Stuff the hearts with lavender. (child)
  7. Steam a Seam the top shut. (adult)
  8. I marked the edges of the fabric with a small pencil dot to show Sassyfras where to sew. (adult)
  9. Sew around the edges with a piece of embroidery floss.  (child)
  10. Sew a pin to the back. (adult)
After showing her how to hold the needle and use it, she really did a great job. Every now and then she might not go though both pieces of felt with the needle or the thread might get caught, but that was easy enough to help her correct.  By the time she finished two hearts she had had enough and was tired of sewing, but has already asked to do more.

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Linking to:  Red Ted Art's, It's Playtime!, Weekly Kid's Co-op, TGIF!, For the Kids Friday, Sharing Saturday, The Sunday Showcase


Raising a Happy Child said...

She did a great job, and she is still so little! Very crafty present for a friend!

RedTedArt said...

Those are adorable!

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


Ticia said...

How very cute! I've been working with my kiddos on sewing skills and they've been enjoying it.

Carrie said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Flowers for love said...

How sweet is that!!..lovely:)