Thursday, January 19, 2012

laced hearts & paper purses

Ever see a 4 year old wield a sharp sewing needle?  It can be a scary nerve racking sight. Our solution was to use a 1/16" round hole punch to make some lacing projects.  She can now sew along with a plastic needle.

We decided to make paper hearts and purses for Valentine's day next month.

Pick out a heart template, trace it on card stock and and cut it out.  Punch the holes around the edge of the heart.   Pick your choice of yarn, string or embroidery floss.   If you don't have a plastic needle, just place a bit of scotch tape on the end of your string to make threading easier.  Once you have finished lacing the string around the heart, tie a bow and add some embellishments.

The completed laced hearts will make cute valentine cards for someone special.

Here are the paper purses we made:

The kids enjoy sewing and had so much fun making the projects, they want to make some more.

linking to
making the world cuter

1 comment:

  1. Very cute craft! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Get out there and makes some friends from the party, they are looking for you too!:)


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