Yarn wrapped crafts have always been a favorite of ours. We have made yarn wrapped hearts, dolls and even bumble bees, but nothing has ever seemed quite as fitting to be wrapped in yarn than these winter hats. These yarn wrapped winter hats are a cute, colorful and a wonderful craft and activity to exercise those fine motor skills.
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Patchwork Quilt Sewing Craft & Activity
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A few weeks ago, my daughter & I made sew & weave Easter bonnets. She really enjoyed working with the plastic sewing needle. She liked it & took to it so well that I wanted to give her more sewing projects. Her nana is a quilter, so she know a lot about quilts. I thought making a quilt craft would be a fun activity for her.
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I cut my daughter’s hair. If you have ever tried to cut a 3 year old’s hair, you should know that it is not an easy feat. I had to pretend that we were playing hairdresser in order to get her to stay still. While I was cutting, she kept asking if she could have the scissors and cut her own hair. When I was done, she asked if she could be the hairdresser now & cut mine. I had to say no to both, but it did give me an idea.
We have been working on using safety scissors lately. She likes to practice cutting & is still trying to find her comfort level in holding them. I thought that we could make a hair cutting activity for her.
All you will need is:
A paper plate
Safety scissors – My daughter actually wanted to use scrapbook scissors for this activity. (Use caution & supervise your children when working with scissors.)
Cut strips of paper in the color of your choice to form the hair. We made our hair wavy, so we cut wavy strips.
Glue a piece of construction paper of the same color around the back of the paper plate & trim any excess that hangs over the plate. Glue a flesh-toned piece of paper to the front & trim the excess as well. Add ears. Glue the strips of paper to the back to form the hair in the back.
Glue googly eyes onto the front & draw in the nose and mouth. Glue on a couple of strands of hair to the front & add long bangs for them to trim as well.
I gave Mai a few different pairs of scrapbook scissors & let her cut away. She is still trying to figure out the best way to hold her scissors, so I demonstrated on a separate piece of paper.
She had a lot of fun with this one & even told me that she has the most fun doing projects with me. Awwww. She is getting better each time with her scissors. Practice does make perfect after all.
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