40 ideas num 15 - A ten minute scarf {for under $5}!

 Welcome to my lofty dream of providing you with 40!!! fun activities you can do with your kids!  Many at the drop of a hat!  I bet for many of these you will have the materials you need on hand or can find them at the dollar store or on the cheap at the local craft store!  This list will contain simple, cheap and FUN crafts or activities that ANYONE can do!  And better yet, they will be kid tested and approved!

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Over Christmas break I promised Moses he could make his very own scarf.  He was so excited to choose his fabrics and get to touch and USE moms sacred sewing machine!!

These scarves take just a few quick minutes (the perfect amount of time for short attention spans), take just a 2/3 a yard of fleece and can be customized as much as you would like!

Want to make one? 
 You will need 12in of fleece in two colors.  This will cost you around $5 or less if you use your Joanns coupons or get it on sale.  If you are really nice to the fabric cutting lady she will make sure your lines are nice and straight.  Or you will need to straighten them up yourself. 

 When the edges are all even and your two pieces match up, open them all the way (you will have two pieces that are about 12in by 48in ) put the right sides together, pin if you want to. 
Sew along each side, lock (knot) the stitches at beginning and the end and stop a couple inches from the end of your scarf.  You will leave the ends open.
 Turn it right side out and repeat the same steps. 
You will end up with ends like this. 
Next you will want to even up the ends of your scarf.  DO NOT cut above where you stopped sewing or your scarf will come un-stitched over time.  Cut below where you locked the stitches.
Using a cutting mat and ruler as your guide, cut your fringe, roughly six inches long and one inch wide. 
Display around your neck proudly. :) 
Just a note, Moses is six- I let him push the pedal and steer the fabric with help. 
Aaron is three, I just let him steer the fabric.  You can help more or less depending on the age and ability of your children.  I did all of the cutting for them.

I hope you love making a nice warm scarf!  Because it's made from fleece it will not fray!

Have fun!
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2 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

This is something that will definitely get done at my house....scarves are always a must for our freezing English winters, and I'm always looking for projects that would suit our littles....and we could use this at an older Primary fun day, too....thank you!

Ashley said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I think me and my littles will try doing this soon! :)

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