Crafts for Kids
Sewing Shape Craft
Contributed by Kailey Guenther
This is a great sensory activity for kids: our sewing shapes craft is excellent in helping children to learn their colours and shapes!
- shape templates
- thin carboard pieces (I used tissue boxes cut into pieces)
- glue stick
- hole punch
- packing tape (optional)
- Cut out the shapes from the documents (templates) attached to this craft. Color them using any colors you would like!
- Take your glue stick and glue the current shape you are working with onto a piece of cardboard; let it dry.
- Cut out the cardboard around the shape. Punch holes over each dot on the paper. You can choose to cover the shape in packing tape, as well, and fold it over the edges of the cardboard so that the paper stays in place for a long time.
- Bring one end of a shoelace through one of the holes and tie a knot in the end of it (so that it cannot slip through the hole).
- Now, sew the shoelace through every hole around the shape; you may repeat this as many times as you would like!
- Continue the above steps with different shapes, feeling free to thread the shoelaces in different ways! The best part is that you can change the way they look whenever you want by simply taking the shoelaces out of the holes again. (Excellent for practice!) Enjoy!
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).