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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Easy Kid Craft

the other night I was in my sewing room on the computer and Annie Kate came in and said, "I want to sew something!" As fast as she finished saying it a thought came to my mind to make carrots.
I had some orange fabric forever waiting for the perfect craft and this was it! It almost looks like chenille. (if you have old orange chenille, this would be perfect)
We put right sides together and just cut triangles all sizes.
She sewed them together, leaving the top of the carrot open. Stuffed it with batting. Then she gathered it together and sewed it shut. tie with some cool two toned ribbon.
They were the perfect item to put in my most recent thrifted item at a great thrift store in Rockville. (it was only $2.00!)
It was a great easy kid project because the results are fast! and so perfect for Easter
Edit*** thanks to Michelle's comment it made me think of this great book. these fabric carrots are so easy and fast to make you could give these to YW for a lesson on faith, and using this book! Of course i always endorse following up with any scripture story as well, but these are a great reminder of the lesson learned.

20 comments:

lelly said...

yay annie kate!! these are CUTE!

Jamie said...

really cute!!! how nice to have the perfect supplies on hand! thanks for sharing!

StacyD said...

The craft apple didn't fall far from the tree! Cute, cute, cute!

michelle said...

What an adorable craft! I think I will remember this one. This would be a great activity for the Young Women.

Price Cream Parlor said...

How cute are those carrots?!! I love that Annie Kate wanted to sew something...so she did! FUN MOM!

Jill said...

Those are so cute, Annie Kate is very blessed to have you for a mom. I hope I'm like that with Whitney when it comes to paper.

carlo said...

too cute. seriously. adorable.

Laurie said...

Hey, you finally posted something that I could make! Ha. Funny, but true! :-)

Amanda :-) said...

I hope AK always remembers you as her quick-thinking, project-brimming mummy! Can you imagine a child's exasperation if he/she asked for an idea of a craft to do and the parent just sat there and went, 'Err..errr...'

Good thinking, Kristi, and fab that you found such a perfect use for your orange fabric!

Carrots are so cheerful! :-D

michelle said...

What a very cute project. We have that old book too!

Ben and Laura said...

I think that this might make up for my Stuffed Easter Egg fiasco (also referred to as the Easter Garlic) in our house.
Can't wait to give them a try!

Lenessa said...

You are a genius and Annie Kate will be too!

Kelly A. said...

That is fabulous. And a fun bright departure from the normal egg. You are brilliant!

Re: SPT

I feel the same way about my husband. We've gone through some lean quality time years because of his job. The past three months have been like newlyweds! The other day I asked him when we were going to stop feeling like we were doing something wrong when we spent time together, it's all so new and fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. I have been so out of touch and overwhelmed by my chaotic life at the mment that I came to you looking for an idea for my Achievement Day activity. I am going to buy the book for my boys for their Bunny Baskets and read it to the girls along with this cute craft. This will be a perfect one-hour evening for them! Love you girl-even if your perfection is completely intimidating!

Barb said...

I love the spontaneous sewing project - I don't have a sewing room, so my sewing is more planned, and definately less fun than these carrots! I've gotta get my husband to work on developing the basement so that I can have my own room (sewing room, of course).

Kelly said...

polka dot carrots -- could it be any cuter? I love that you said YES to Annie Kate's request to sew. I need to be more spontaneous like that with my girls.

Bek said...

These are so cute!! They are WAY better than the clear icing bags filled with cheetos and tied with green ribbon that I usually do...

CLEVER!!!

Michelle A. said...

These carrots are really cute! What a great idea! It sounds like Annie Kate is getting your talent for creative sewing!

Liz said...

Those carrots are adorable! Great idea!

FancyPantsMom said...

Love them! What a great idea!