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Teaching kids to sew

 

 Teaching kids to sew it’s a great idea. A fun way to reduce children’s technology usage. Just simple! Teach your kids to make their own  toys based on drawings using  and easy simple methods. Even a four-year-old can do it! Teach your kids have fun by learning how to sew…. just only… ¡teach your kids and have  fun!

This is Mrs Angela Lee’s  contribution to this page, based on one of her art club  for elementary students mother’s idea. 

Thank you both of you!   So,you will find some good ideas in the different sections below.

Click on the below tab you are interested.

“…are you looking to teaching kids to sew? If yes, we have brought together some great little sewing projects for kids” This is how Maggy starts giving us ideas  that children between the ages of 3yrs and 8yrs old can  make by themselves.

She shares her many  great craft ideas apart from her tips on her teaching tips 

 

Little felt heart ornaments that also work really well as “ heart keyrings.

 

 Felt button star ornaments  that children can make  as a present. 

A very  cute Monster Purse DIY!

an adorable Felt heart mobile for kids to sew – or make the hearts as little ornaments/ book bag charms or key chains.

 Fabric petal flower (intermediate child sewer). Technically it isn’t that much harder, but may require a little more finger strength as you need to push the needle through several layers of fabric.

 Turned the felt bunnies into a Felt Bunny Brooch – an adorable little Easter Craft or gift that kids can make!

She has many other ideas as she shows in  these Christmas Sewing Projects for Kids too!

 

THANK YOU MAGGY!

 In this page of teaching kids to sew I have found these ideas  from Amy Friend of During Quiettime

in her page gives us these free 5 easy tips  to teach a child to sew 

Maybe this is not a page mainly for teaching kids how to sew, but perhaps you can discover that your child is interested in learning how to sew with mom

From this page   you can discover that learning to sew can be an exciting process. It’s important to master the functions and features of a sewing machine when you want to begin sewing. Once you know how to operate your sewing machine, you can begin learning basic skills.Little by little you can advance to more difficult projects.

 Here you have some ideas

 

Preparation to Sew (PDF)  Learn about the steps about fabric and pattern preparation

How to Sew a Button on a Shirt Easy guide to fix loose or detached buttons.

Sewing With Nancy  Watch videos from this TV series to learn tips and tricks for your sewing projects.

Sewing Overview (PDF) Simple and basic projects sewing guide:travel kit or a tissue holder 

Magical Pillowcase Tutorial (PDF)  Simple project: a pillowcase

Teach Yourself to Sew: Patterns 101 Video to understand and use a sewing pattern.

How to Read a Sewing Pattern (PDF) A guide to learn more about how to use a sewing pattern.

Jean Pocket Purse (PDF) Jean pocket purse from an old pair of jeans. 

Easy-to-Sew Pillows   How to make your own colorful pillows to brighten up a room.

Sewing Machine Safety (PDF) Sewing machine safety guidelines.

Making a Sock Monster   With a pair of socks and some basic sewing supplies.

Sewing Synthetic Suedes  Tips when you work with synthetic suede to ensure that your finished result is correct.

Tips and Techniques: PressingPressing with an iron  to ensure sewing success.

Sewing With Micro-Fibers   Micro-fiber fabric  guidelines for a positive finished result.

Designer Pillowcase (PDF) easy-to-follow instructions.

Creative Kindness Hats to Wear and Share (PDF)  Instruction sheet for different patterns  and attractive hats. Many of them suitable for beginners.

Enlarge a Pattern (PDF)Instructions for making a pattern larger.

How to Sew Simple Cloth Dinner Napkins  Instructions to make a classy accent for your next dinner party.

Sewing Machine Buying Tips  e Tips to help you explore various sewing machines to choose the best one. 

Thread Essentials (PDF) To ensure a successful project, choose thread in the correct weight and finish.

Men’s Day-to-Day Sewing Tips: Survival Guide   Men can enjoy this hobby, too and may also need sewing skills to perform simple repairs in clothing.

Teach Yourself to Sew: Sewing for Beginners Video Series Learning how to thread your sewing machine as one of the first skills to sew.

Working With Knits  Sewing knits can present some special challenges due to the stretchiness of the fabric.

Easy Sewing Projects  Martha Stewart presents some simple sewing projects for people learning how to sew.

How We Tested: Sewing Machines Good Housekeeping tested several sewing machines. Explore the results of this test to help you choose a sewing machine.

Travel Companion Neck Pillow (PDF) You can sew your own travel neck pillow for your flights.

Sewing Basics (PDF)  Guide provides  with instructions for using a sewing machine, purchasing materials, and performing basic sewing processes.

Stuffed Menswear Bunny   Make an adorable stuffed bunny from used men’s clothing .

Guide to Sewing Hems (PDF) Guide to learn various ways to sew hems.

Notions Guide  Notions you will need about  needles, needle threaders, pins, seam rippers, thimbles, scissors, and more.

In this video tutorial you can learn how to sew an adorable, easy fabric purse with a jeweled flower embellishment. It is also  sharing the  tips on how to teach kids to sew !

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St. Valentine’s/ mother’s day

I put here mother’s day and Valentine’s because I think  many times the same idea can be used for both.

IT IS VERY EASY:

Materials: photocopies, half of a sheet of cardboard, felt tips, blue, scissors

 Steps:

1.- Ask the children to colour the heart they want with their felt tips 

2.- Cut it out. 

3.- Cut  the heart with the words buy the line and fold it by the dotted lines 

4.- Stick the coloured heart over the one you have folded 

5.- Fold the cardboard in twos  for the card and stick the hearts inside. 

6.- Decorate it as you want (in  the photo there are stickers)

You can download the copy by clicking here or on the picture

The activity has been created by me, although the hearts are taken from the arts and crafts book (primary 4) “think, do and learn”  (oxford education)  

 

 

 

Here there are some more ideas from the web

 

 

 

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HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

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Activity Village

activity-villageActivity Village offers teachers, parents and children from all over the world well over 10,000 pages of free children’s activities – simply look around, enjoy, and print! They cover an incredible many popular children’s topics, including the main holidays of the year and the seasons.

Have a look to all the interesting free activities: halloween, Christmas time and many others

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Interactive sites for education

interactive S 4 educ1This a good page with an incredible collection  of fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, 

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.

 INERACTIVE SITES

Choose from them! 

Here I put all the subjects but you will find some of them in its specific area of this web.

interactive s 4 edu3abcalphabetical ordercapitalisationcompound wordsgrammar

parts of speech

phonemes & words

poetry

punctuation

 

reading & sight words

rhyming

sentences

spelling

vocabulary

writing

interactive S 4 edu5ancient egyp

civil war

 

colonial times

 

communities

 

continents

 

 

countries

inmigration

 

landform

 

maps & directions

 

 

native americans

revolitionary war

 

states and capitals

 

US president and government

 

 

US government

 

 

US president

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interactive S 4 edu4

animal adaptation

 

animal clasification

 

biomes

 

body systems

 

bones & skeleton system

 

 

cells

 

clouds & condensation & water cycle

 

colours

 

 

constellations

 

dinosaurs

 

earth moon &sun

 

electricity & energy

 

 

float & sink

 

food chains

 

habitats

 

healthy living

 

insects & bugs

 

 

landforms forces of nature

 

life cycles

 

light

 

living things

 

 

magnets & compass

 

matter chemivcal & physical changes

natural disasters

 

physics & motion

 

 

 

rocks & minerals

 

season & weather

 

senses

 

solar system

 

 

temperature

 

 

volcanoes

 

interactive S 4 edu2adition substraction division

 

addition

 

algebra

 

angles

 

area &perimeter

 

circles

 

classsifying & sorting

 

 

coordinates

counting & numbers

decimals

 

division

 

estimation

 

 

fractions

 

geometry

 

geometry shapes

graphing

 

greater than less than and equal

 

 

mean median & mode

 

 

measurements

money

 

multiplication

 

number lines

 

number order

 

 

patterns

 

percentage

 

place value

probability

 

substraction

 

 

tamgrams & tessellations

time & clock

interactive S 4 edu1

autumn fall

 

christmas

easter

halloween

 

St Patrick's

 

thanksgiving

 

valentine's

 

winter

interactive S 4 edu8composing musicmusic fun

virtual instruments

interactive S edu1

interactive S edu2

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masks for printing

printablemasks.net is that useful page that many of us are looking for in many occasions. It’s a great choice

Kids are always thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, they also seem to change their minds fairly often. In this great page  printable masks  you can find hundreds of masks so that they can try on as many careers as they want.

The new masks depict men and women in a number of different professions. Wearers can pretend to be a police officer, race car driver, pirate, ninja, queen, or military officer.
A great collection in  people masks

PrintableMasks.net includes instructions on how to make a mask by attaching string, or, instead, a stick to use it puppet-style. There are also lots of masks that can be colored in before wearing.

All the masks  at PrintableMasks.net are available to download and print for free as a PDF file. If you want the mask collection so that you have all the templates on-hand for birthday parties and Halloween, it only costs $15

 In printablemasks.net you can choose not only about animals, you can be a king, a princess, a roman, a cowboy,a pirate, a zombie, a superhero, a chef,a sheriff, a ninja, a bandit, an astronaut…..

You can also paint them using your imagination and your own  choice of colours

Newest Additions

Animal Masks

Masks of People

Fantasy Masks

Printable Masks Collection

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printable masks

printablemasks.net is this useful page that many of us are looking for in many occasions. It’s a great choice

Kids are always thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, they also seem to change their minds fairly often. In this great page  printable masks  you can find hundreds of masks so that they can try on as many careers as they want.
Police_Officer_Male_Mask
The new masks depict men and women in a number of different professions. Wearers can pretend to be a police officer, race car driver, pirate, ninja, queen, or military officer.
A great collection in  people masks
Racecar_Driver_Female_Mask
PrintableMasks.net includes instructions on how to make a mask by attaching string, or, instead, a stick to use it puppet-style. There are also lots of masks that can be colored in before wearing.

 

All the masks  at PrintableMasks.net are available to download and print for free as a PDF file. If you want the mask collection so that you have all the templates on-hand for birthday parties and Halloween, it only costs $15.

 In printablemasks.net you can choose not only about animals, you can be a king, a princess, a roman, a cowboy,a pirate, a zombie, a superhero, a chef,a sheriff, a ninja, a bandit, an astronaut…..

You can also paint them using your imagination and your own  choice of colours

Newest Additions

Animal Masks

Masks of People

Fantasy Masks

Printable Masks Collection

Below, some examples related with animals, and remember that for$15 you can have the version that includes all of the Printables

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JAN BRETT MASKS

welcome

  With over thirty nine million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the foremost author illustrators of children’s picture books. 

She is well known for colorful, detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and human cultures ranging from Scandinavia to Africa. Her best-known titles include The Mitten, The Hat, and Gingerbread Baby.

In her page you will find lots of lovely activies. But I wish to emphasize here all these lovely masks that you can download . They have a very good quality indeed.Even you can use them for decorating your classroom.

Click on each animal to display the full sized mask artwork  in pdf. If you click on the name you The picture will be displayed in .html format (both from the original page) 

The Umbrella Animals

froggy

frog

Gingerbread Baby Animals

baby

gingerbread baby

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The Animals of The Hat

hedgie

hedgehog

quetzal

quetzal

 

 

the fox

fox

 

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monkey

monkey

 

 

 

the cat

cat

 

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jaguar

tiger

 

 

 

 

the pig

pig

 

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humminbird

hummingbird

 

 

 

 The Animals of The Mitten.

The rabbit

rabbit

The Animals of Town Mouse Country Mouse

Mrs. Town mouse

town mouse1

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clipart from Arthur’s

Arthurs clipart.org offers free clipart, images, illustrations of everything in the world in large image format which is suitable for presentations, projects and school usage etc.

The author comments that you are free to use them for private or educational use(It is very important to remember that this site is NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES).

As the author explains in his page:The final purpose of this site is to establish a huge clipart resource for private and educational purposes especially for those people, teachers and learners who can not afford to purchase books for their education, especially for the rural people of South Africa and the rest of the world”

How to manage inside this web page

It is very easy!!
Below you have the clip art menu.
1) Click on the ?item selected . It will leave you to the page where you will find an explanation about the chosen topic
 
2) Look for the place that indicates : “GO TO THE CLIPART” or “colour clipart” or B & W clipart” and click on it.
 
3?) It will display a great collection of pictures related with your election that you can download with not commercial purposes.
 

A.

Accidents Africa African Americans
. Agriculture Amphibians Animal Tracks
. Animals A to Z Animals (Domestic) Animal Homes
. Animal Tracks Animals (Wild) Antelope and Deer
. Animated Gifs Architecture Around the World
. Astronomy Australasia

?B.

Background Tiles Bats Bibliography
. Bears Biology (Animal) Biology (Plant)
. Birds- All types . .
. Birds?- Forest, Field, Song, House Birds – Crows, Rooks, Magpies Birds – Ducks, Geese, & Swans
. Birds -Flamingos, Spoonbills Birds – Flightless Birds – Game
. Birds – Odd and Ends Birds – Owls Birds – Raptors
. Birds – Water Bridges Buildings

C.

Car Mechanics ?Cats Cave Man
Cheetah
. Celebrations Children (All Types) Children (Boys)
. Children (Girls) Children (Girls and Boys) Children (Miscellaneous1)
. Children (Tiny Tots) Christmas Circus
. Clothing Coloring Books Comics
. Crocodiles and Alligators . .

D.

Dams Dancing Death
. Dinosaurs Disney Dogs

 

 

E.

Ecology Elephants Egypt
. Engineering England (U. K.) English History
. England Kings and Queens Europe

F.

Fairy and Fantacy Famous People Famous Works of Art
. Far East Fashion
. Flowers Food Fresh Water Fish
. From the Past Frogs Fruit
Fungus Furniture .

G.

Giraffe Golf Great Britain

H

Greece Hippos History
. Hobbies and Pastimes Homes Horses
Human Body

I.

Industry Insects Invertebrates

J

Just for Kids (More to Color) . .

L

Leopards Lines Lions

L-M

Lizards Machines Mammals
. Maps old and Ancient .Masks .
Mechanics (Car) Medical Minerals
. Monkeys Monsters Music

N

Nature Nomenclature .

O,

Occupations . .
. Pets People Physics
. Plants . .

P

Poultry Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Life

R.

Rabbits Hares and Pikas .

 

. Recreation Religion
. Rhinos Rodents Roman

S

Sailing Ships Science Science & Technology
. Scouts Sea Creatures Sea Crustaceans
. Sea Fish ?Sea Mammals Sea Sharks
. Sea Shells Seven Wonders of the Old World Silhouettes
. Skeletons Snakes South Africa
. Space Spiders Sport Baseball
. Sport Basketball Sport Biking Sport Bowls
. Sport Cricket Sport Football Sport Gymnasium
. Sport Hockey Sport Horse .
. Sport Miscellaneous Sport One on One Sport Rugby
. Sport Running Sport Soccer Sport Tennis
. Sport Track and Field Sport Water Sport Winter
. Stories . .

T.

Teddy Bears Tigers Transport (All Types)
. Transport Air Transport Land Transport Sea (Water)
. . Tools Tourism
.. Toys Trees Turtles & Tortoises

U

United Kingdom U S A .

V

Vegetables Vertebrates .

W.

Wealth Weapons Wild Cats
. Wild Dogs Wild Horses Wild Pigs
Witches World Flags Xmas
. Ye Olde English Inns Zimbabwe Zoology
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Mr. Printable- crafts and activities-

Many lovely and creative activities and ideas for arts and crafts , for special days, just for fun and so on.

Along the pages you have some printable files. You are recomended to read the terms and conditions before printing them but they are for free.

The page is divided with differente labels as I show below with the things you can find inside them.I think that they are lovely ideas, really.
ENJOY!!!!
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