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Sewing Cards for Kids

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