Friday, January 29, 2010

Kids Can Do This: Lace Up Cards

Ernie has never been interested in this before, but when she saw me hand sewing on a lazy Sunday morning* she begged to sew too. I traced cookie cutters onto a piece of cardboard, hole-punched around the edges, and gave her a big piece of yarn tied to a bead (so as to not pull through) on one end and taped on the other.

These stay in our church "quiet bag" for during services, but now that I know she's into hand sewing, I want to make lots more cards! She's not terribly interested in what she's sewing, so it would be fun to just find nice pictures to laminate and punch holes around. The pictures could also be mod-podged onto chip board or something sturdy.

*When your kids get up around 6, church starts at 12:15, and you try to encourage quiet Sunday activities...yeah, it's long and lazy. And very, very nice.
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Aunt LoLo said...

Awesome!!! BBJ has some cards, from a friend...but she gets frustrated SO quickly. She doesn't understand the order of the holes. She hops around from hole to hole to hole, always coming down from the top...and quickly runs out of thread before she runs out of holes. LOL

Su said...

Look at that concentration!
Got. to. Get. it. Threaded.

Very serious stuff

Cha Cha said...

We love lace up cards at our house also. I am taking part of today an go though and meet my followers, and I am so glad I did. Those napkins below are so pretty, and I love your food ideas. Can't wait to get to know you more. Don't be afraid I am now stalking you, but I promise to be a nice stalker (hahaha).

Have a blssed day,
Cha Cha