Cardinal Cardboard Craft

My love of cardboard crafts with yarn keeps growing. This brilliant idea comes from I Heart Crafty Things, I just added the pipecleaner legs. MATERIALS Old, clean corrugated cardboard, about 10″ x 5″ rectangles Bird template (PDF shared here) Yarn Utility scissors Felt, black and yellow Googly eye Feathers Craft glue Pipe cleaners Decorative string Embroidery needle DIRECTIONS PREP: I cut a bird shape for each student as it takes a sharper scissors than … Read More

Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Did you know that friendship bracelets are made with six colors because that’s how many letters are in the word F-R-I-E-N-D? My school’s 4th graders once started the year off with a friendship theme, so I used the topic to teach students how to make make these, hence this tutorial to help me instruct 35+ students at once. MATERIALS • 6″ x 12″ chipboard or cardboard • Yarn, six different colors • Scissors • … Read More

Bubblewrap + Yarn

This brilliant idea comes from Reggio Children Inspired, and I experimented with it a bit today. I used an xacto knife to cut slits on the flat side of large bubble wrap, and stuffed the inside with yarn. I love how it makes a messy bunch of scraps look like nice neat little balls – too cool! My mind is sufficiently blown now with all the possibilities, because this could make some great outdoor, … Read More

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

Did you know that friendship bracelets are made with six colors because that’s how many letters are in the word F-R-I-E-N-D? My school’s 4th graders once started the year off with a friendship theme, so I used the topic to teach students how to make make these, hence this tutorial to help me instruct 35+ students at once. MATERIALS • 6″ x 12″ chipboard or cardboard • Yarn, six different colors • Scissors • … Read More

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