After service today, the girls sat down with their mommy-made sewing kits, and hand stitched for the first time.
(We went to Hobby Lobby last week, and I found these sewing kits that had felt shaped animals, some embroidery thread, and a needle – for $9! Well, they also had felt on sale – 30% off 4/$1, so I bought some, in colors of the girls’ choosing, came home and cut out some animal shapes, dug up some old cross stitch floss and some cross-stitch needles… voila! Sewing Kit!)
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And as if that weren’t enough – we also had some fun with yarn!
The kids were really able to break into their creative sides with this project. I called it science, but they didn’t know!
First, with my trusty 40% off coupon last week, I bought a large skein of Fisherman’s 100% wool. I then spent an hour last night, rolling 3 50 yard balls of wool for the children to use.
Today, we soaked the wool:
and, after mixing unsweetened kool-aid with vinegar and water, I let the kids get busy!
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The kids plan to crochet up their uniquely custom yarn, and are dying for the next time we DYE!