Grab some fabric scraps and odds and ends from the craft cupboard! The kids are practicing their sewing skills with this simple mesh hearts sewing activity. Great fine-motor activity, and another cute Valentine’s craft for toddlers and preschoolers too!
Here in my home daycare, we love crafting with stuff we already have around the house. It’s great way to keep crafting costs down, and it’s rather fun to be inventive, and search for things that we have in our cupboards, and upcycle them into easy crafts and activities that keep the kids here learning new skills and being creative.
This turned out to be a fun, sewing activity for the hooligans as well as a cute little Valentine’s ornament.
The Hooligans enjoyed “sewing” with assorted lengths materials that I had around the house: yarn and strips of plastic that I cut from a spare Hawaiian skirt. You can use whatever you have around your home: ribbon, strips cut from a plastic bag, fabric scraps and shoe laces are a few examples.
Then I threaded a pipe-cleaner around the edges and twisted the ends in place.
The Hooligans then “sewed” their heart with the yarn and lengths of plastic. Sewing or lacing is a great activity to help strengthen fine motor skills, and providing an assortment of materials for your children to sew with adds visual interest and texture to the project.
When we were finished, I tied a piece of yarn to the top of each heart so they could be hung in a window or on a door knob.
That’s all there was to it! Pretty cute! Pretty easy!
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