We’re reaching the end of the school year, which means coming up with some gifts for our teachers. We usually make some treats to give.
My son and his best friend love watching The Wild Kratts and pretending to have creature powers like on the show. So for his friend’s birthday, I thought I’d make him a creature power suit since there aren’t any available in stores. Of course, that meant I had to make a matching one for my son.
I used black cordura fabric because I liked the look and because I didn’t have to finish the edges. I used broadcloth for the accents. Extra wide velcro and clear plastic I cut from a zip pouch that held pillow cases.
And then sewed on the circles. I sewed the large colored circle first and then sewed on the plastic. Don’t sew all the way around. Leave an opening at the top so your child can slip in the “creature power discs.”
You can download printable discs from the PBS Kids website. I printed mine out on heavy card stock. I did have to adjust the size a bit so they would fit properly. For the gloves, I used stretch gloves and felt for the circles since I had to sew them by hand.
Wedding Chicks has an easy-to-follow tutorial for the beautiful ombré sugar hearts. You could use this recipe with all sorts of shapes. I’m seeing ombré stars!
Sugar Tot Designs has a great tutorial (including printables) for the easy project. Your superhero will love these!
Positively Splendid has a great tutorial for making felt flowers. A super easy way decorate a tote, headband or even a gift.
We just love Totoro at our house, so we had to give Cheek and Stitch’s pattern a try. It was a easy project and there’s also a step-by-step tutorial to follow.
My daughter’s school auction was a candy theme. So given my previous experience, I volunteered to help. I was tasked with making the teacher raffle boxes. What would be more fitting than giant bon bons?
I used 8x8x8 boxes and added a slit for the tickets. I wrapped them in brown and pink wrapping paper. I then used puffy paint to make decorative swirls. Then colored paper strips were folded and glued together to make the “paper cup” at the base.
Skip the slit on top and this would be a fun way to wrap all sorts of presents.
Purl has the tutorial for these adorable felt butterflies. A perfect springtime accessory. And easy to make, too.
Clones n Clowns has a gear decorating idea. All you need to masking tape to create an amazing wall decoration.
These alien-like Easter eggs from Tally’s Treasury look like so much fun. And since the yolk is removed, you can keep them around long after Easter.