Our live is very much a dizzying swirl of boxes, tape, houses, new places, and lists. In the midst of all the craziness that will consume us completely over the next few weeks there has been some still crafting and handwork. A geometry lesson turned into handwork recently and we made a delightful garland…or as she says…“necklace for the house”.
I cut thin strips of black felt and she cut them into squares circles or thinner strips to bend into pumpkin grins.
We stitched the two layers of felt together leaving a small opening at the top. By the way…I love stitching felt with little ones. You can use quite a blunt needed and the felt has some stability which makes it easier for little hands to maneuver.
She painstakingly stuffed each pumpkin the perfect pumpkin plumpness and we finished stitching the hole.
Our plan was to use twigs as stems but it had been raining all day and everything was wet wet wet…so we broke off small strips of wood from the scrap bin in the workshop because we were impatient to finish!!!
We strung a the pumpkins on a black ribbon, tying a knot before and after each one to keep the pumpkins from sliding around.
And on a side note…do you see how this project became a lesson in geometry, basic mathematics, art, and handwork…oh I do so love learning side by side with this girl each day!