14 December, 2011

Child friendly, simple Bird Christmas decoration

 This is Little Pipkin's stuffed felt dove, with a love heart wing.
Almost completely hand-sewn (& stuffed) by himself.

This pattern was in our school craft folder, but could easily be re-created by cutting out 2x bird outline and 1x love heart for the wing, in an alternate colour.

 I threaded the needle and away he went. Sewing the wing on one side first.

 Concentrating hard.

 The wing is attached! Now to sew on the second side, leaving a gap for the wool stuffing.
(I am sure you could sew a wing on that side too, depending on your child's concentration span)

 Getting the wool stuffing right into the corners. 
Little fingers are handy for this (as are knitting needles).

Voila!
I am sure they would make sweet gifts for the Grandparents to hang on their Christmas tree?

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8 comments:

  1. This is absolutely lovely. I love the concentration in the photos just as much as the beautiful bird at the end.

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  2. Aw, what a lovely craft, and his sewing is so much better than mine!

    Also, fabulous t-shirt!

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  3. Thank you everyone.
    He is a very patient little 3 1/2 year old!

    The rainbow t-shirts are so Happy aren't they? We get them from 2 of the many markets up our way.

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  4. What a terrific project! It's always hard finding things that little ones can make to give that also capture their imaginations! Well done.

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  5. No matter the age, when our little ones are capable and willing to have a go at something, I am more than happy to encourage and help them along. I agree Heather, sometimes finding a simple yet rewarding project for these enthused younger children can be a challenge.

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