Sew Deadly – Issue 34

Posted on Nov 16 2011

Marcy’s Musings

Hi, guys! Thanks for dropping by the Seven-Year Stitch!

Thankgiving is right around the corner, and I’ve been thinking of ways to help you keep kids busy and entertained while you’re working in the kitchen. Of course, there’s the big Macy’s Day parade on TV; but that can occupy little ones only for a while. If they’re old enough to help cook, then that’s great. But how about some kid-friendly crafts?

With some inexpensive felt sheets (plain or patterned), you can make some adorable 2″ x 8″ bookmarks. Children can decorate with glitter, fabric markers, or ribbon.

You could also use a piece of green felt to cut out a Christmas tree pattern and allow older kids to cut out ornaments, packages, and other decorations to put on the tree. If they number their decorations from 1-24, then they could use the tree as an advent calendar.

Cut a paper towel roll into 1″ to 1 1/2″ rings, and allow children to use felt, glue, ribbon, beads, and/or appliques to make napkin rings.

Below are some links to other easy felt craft projects:

Felt Ornaments

Felt Cherry Pie

Felt Corsage

Tin Can Turkey

Felt Snowmen

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


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