Sunday, November 14, 2010

3rd Grade Thanksgiving Project

Hi there. Today I wanted to share with you the crazy project I got myself into...lol. For some reason I volunteered myself to create a Thanksgiving project for my DD's 3rd grade class. I was "inspired" to make this from something I made about 6 or 7 years ago at a MOPS groups. I though we could totally do something similar with a group of 21 8 and 9 year olds...HA HA HA HA HA. Anyway, I decided to make fabric banners. This involved me sewing 24 (we are making a couple extra for gifts) pieces of muslin, cutting many many fabric "feathers" & other turkey parts, and ironing. Here are a few photos of the project. This first photo is what the children will be starting with...As you can see, I used iron on transfer paper, and printed the words. After ironing on the words, I added batting to each one, and sewed it over the hanger. Then comes the fun part! The kids get to create a turkey on the banner. I had my DD do her banner ahead as an example. Isn't it adorable!!!! I am very pleased with the finished product. We used various fabric remnants for the feathers. We used fabric glue to put them onto the banner. Now...wish me luck...I get to go make 23 more of these on Tuesday with the kids!



3 comments:

Kristie Maynard said...

They are going to be so cute and a family treasure for each family that gets one. Great job!

Dawn said...

These are adorable! The kids will love making these.
Oh how fun that you take the time to do crafts with children and not get paid for it. Nothing better then teaching them.

Theresa said...

These turned out so CUTE!!! I might have to make one of these with my kids as a Thanksgiving keepsake for our family! Mrs. D must LOVE you!!!!