Before we get to the post below.... I am so sorry for not posting the Shutter Love Winners yet! We had a lazy weekend and then when I went to post, we had a lil emergency here at home. My youngest is having trouble breathing while sleeping. Taking her to the doc today. So I didn't have time to get that particular post ready and will post winners later tonight. Thanks for understanding.
On to the post...
Last week I had the kids make their own Christmas Ornaments. They made a bunch for their teacher and 1 each for our tree. I love their creativity. And of course I had to make a few too. ;-)
What you will need...
Fabric Pens (assorted colors)
Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
ribbon for hanging
& of course kids!
How to make these...
First cut out various sizes from your canvas material. I traced (with a pencil) a box inside the material, so the kids wouldn't go beyond that area. Leaving room for sewing.
Next, give the kids some pencils and let them draw some fun Christmas drawings. Or let them draw what ever comes to their imaginations. It's fun to see what they come up with. If you are making them for specific people, like a teacher, then have them write or draw something special for them. I like pencils because they wash away and erase away. You know, when you make lil mistakes.
Once they are all done drawing, let them trace their drawing with a black fabric marker. Then they can color in with various colored fabric markers. I like to use the fine fabric markers because they tend to bleed a little when coloring. The larger markers would have been harder for the kids to have a cleaner finished/fine look.
Next, it's time to head over to the sewing machine. Cut some batting to fit inside. As the kids say, for puffiness. ;-) Add another piece of canvas to the back. Cut a piece of ribbon for hanging. Pin them together and sew around the edges. Use pinking shears to trip the edges. It's a cute look! We used a zig zag style and straight stitch for ours.
Lastly, turn over your ornaments and personalize them with names and years with a black fabric marker.
Have any ornaments you want to share? Link them up in the comments below. We'd love to see them.