We encourage children to try new food, games, crafts….new things. Sewing is one of those new things. I started with Senu and Heru, sewing on the kids’ machine, then to the adult sewing machine. They also both like hand sewing. I decided since, they both like sewing so much, it would be an opportunity to introduce embroidery sewing the daycare children. We’ve done crafts with simple sewing, this one the preschoolers did on styrofoam but, this time they will be making initials on burlap.
For this activity, you will need – embroidery hoops, embroidery needles and thread, burlap and the kids:)
Place burlap over hoop measure, then cut to place over the hoop.Here we have gathered all hoops that children will be making embroidery on.Trace the children initials with a fabric pencil. A blue fabric pencil was used on all the pieces.The children chose their color embroidery and strung the needles. Some thread was doubled for the embroidery art. Here the older children made their embroidery art. Such intensity on their little faces as they wholeheartedly concentrated on their work.After all the hoops were completed we applied tacky glue around the edges …fully saturating the inside circumference to avoid fraying. It dried overnight then edges were cut away the next morning. While we fully assisted the infants, the preschoolers did some of their embroidery work. The preschoolers just turn three and they are still at the age of “I’m Done” – so when that declaration was made for days in a row, it was time for us to help them finish the craft. All the hoops were adorned with beautiful paper flowers purchased from our local Hobby Lobby. The children choose their colorful flowers and placement, we then applied the flowers with hot glue. Some of the children have used hot glue before however, it was a bit more challenging with the infants around. So we hot glued the flowers on for them. This is what their work looked like when completed. Another addition to their family wall or bedroom. They were all very excited to take home their work.
Cheers to another fun activity accomplished. The children demonstrated their commitment to completing a task and learning new skills. Hoping your children will enjoy this activity. Miss Sue