Tuesday, 3 April 2012

It's Fun To Craft Together

 As I've mentioned before, it's the simple things in life that make me happy!  One of those things is spending time with my 3 year old daughter who is just starting to show a keen interest in stitching, sewing and crafting in general (oh and spiderman too but that's a whole other blog post!).

With this in mind we went to the library and picked up a few books to find some ideas for a project and found a brilliant one called Green Crafts For Children by Emma Hardy.  After flicking through it we didn't have to look very long for a project to do before my daughter found one she liked the look of as it's the project featured on the front cover....the felt necklace.

To make the necklace we needed a few scraps of felt in various colours; some 'gloopy' glue, scissors and thread. Two felt pieces were cut to size, rolled into a "swiss roll" and glued together.  Once the glue had dried we then cut them into smaller "beads" and threaded them all together to make the necklace.
The lovely thing about this project is that it was a really simple idea and perfect for a 3 year old to tackle as she was able to do all the cutting and gluing herself; although she did have a little help with the threading part!

A really lovely way to spend an afternoon....it's fun to craft together.

Happy stitching
x

2 comments:

  1. awww that's lovely when they can do it themselves almost at any rate :)and it does look good on her too :) love mouse xxxx

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  2. Thank you Mouse she really does love her necklace :) x

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