Thursday, 24 November 2011

Gingerbread Vests

Hi I'm Cayt W from Caytw: Homeschool Mom, My good friend  Mrs. David, or Mrs. Dave as I like to call her, invited me to share some of the fun and crafts that go on in my neck of the woods.  And next week should be full of both fun and crafts.

I am taking the month off of school books and focusing on Christmas.  The first weeks theme will be "Gingerbread Baby!"  The adorable book by Jan Brett is a family favorite.  My younger daughter will get to use this Lapbook by Homeschool Creations.  And I will probable use more than a few ideas from Homeschool Share.

But the activity I am looking forward to the most is the one I came up with on my own. Gingerbread Vests!

The hardest part of making these vests was turning the bag inside out (so I wouldn't see stores name.)  I of course didn't take any pictures of that step but you can find a great "how to" at this link for Indian vests just skip the fringe step.

Once your bag is a vest all you have to do is decorate it.
 We used foam shapes (left over from Valentines Day)
 and poof balls,
  and lace.

Charry (age 6) stuck to a color scheme and pattern 
Merry (age 3) did not.

They both had so much fun I am looking forward to the repeat next week, this time with a few cousins making theirs too.

1 comment:

Lindsay Anne Shields said...

I like how you have a guest on your blog :)