sewing cards

Put away your needle and thread and dig out colored yarn for these sewing cards.

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Sewing Cards for Kids

Your kids won't need a needle and thread to create sewing cards -- these cards are made with yarn and are cut out.

What You'll Need:
  • Sturdy cardboard (measuring about 6x6 inches for each card)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn (about two feet for each card)
  • Clear tape
How to Make Sewing Cards:

Step 1: Make several outline drawings -- animals, people, whatever your kids want -- on several pieces of cardboard, then cut out the shapes. Punch holes around the edges every 1/2 inch or so.

Step 2: Tie a knot in one end of a piece of yarn, then wrap a small piece of tape around the other end (just like on the end of a shoelace) so that your kids can easily push the yarn through the holes in the cardboard. Sew the card by threading the holes with different pieces of colored yarn.

Step 3: Your children can even try sewing different pieces together to make three-dimensional shapes. For example, sew six squares together to make a cube. Sew eight triangles to make a diamond, or four triangles and one square to make a pyramid. What other shapes can your kids make?

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