When craft vixen and mom extraordinaire, Heather Mann isn't running two blogs and a zine (click through to see which ones!), she's busy entertaining and inspiring her two toddlers with great kid friendly crafts. We loved her idea for this safety first, sewing trick and thought it would work out great for Mother's Day cards, Easter cards or just crazy random fun! Click through to see more!
Heather is the mastermind behind Croqzine, the daily blog it features as well as the blog, Dollar Store Crafts. We're pretty sure Heather eats, sleeps and breathes creativity as she has thousands of ideas up her sleeve!
For this project, you'll need construction or heavy paper, a ball point pen to poke the holes, a length of yarn and a piece of pipe cleaner. After poking the holes in your desired pattern, simply fold the pipe cleaner around the yarn to "make a needle." That's all there is to it, The pipe cleaner is stiff enough for little fingers to use with ease and without parental fear. Don't forget to check out the full write up on this great idea for more details!
Although this idea was originally done on a small scale for a card or the like, we think it could also be great fun to do as a large scale project. A large piece of water color paper or Bristol paper (even matboard) would hang nicely on the wall in their bedroom. It suddenly makes us yearn for the amazing string art pieces of decades past!
(Photos courtesy of CroqZine)