31 March 2010

DIY towel bunnies


flopsy, mopsy and cottontail.
admittedly, my first needle and thread of the year.

please don't laugh, my craft skills are a bit wobbly. a few months back i wrote that i will learn to sew and be unafraid of failure in my 2010 resolutions list. am making slow work of getting around to it. however i have new reason to jump off the crafty cliff with needle and thread in hand.

i've been asked to be an Activity Day Leader in my church. i will be churning out crafts left and right. hooray. i get to meet with a handful of girls, ages 9-11, twice a month. we'll do projects, learn fun things, have treats together and hopefully enrich lives with wholesome goodness. am planning on learning just as much as they do and then some. this afternoon i'm hosting a little easter party. the featured activity will be whipping together these sweet bunny rabbits from washcloths via www.pompomemporium.com. which means, i have to know what i'm doing first. so i've been practicing. am thinking a cotton ball stitched to the back would be a quick cottontail. who knew i could be so intimidated by such a venture?! wish me luck. special thanks to my sister for sharing the link with me. am welcoming any other great ideas you think an average nine year old or i could handle.

16 comments:

Hannah said...

What a perfect calling for you!

We had those darling bunnies in my home growing up. You did a great job!

Lesa said...

Very cute!

That will be a perfect project for the girls. Have fun!

I have been reading your blog for awhile and decided to finally leave a comment letting you know I really enjoy your blog.

You inspire me, thanks!

CMN said...

Did you see Heather Bailey's post earlier this month about doing a bicycle care workshop as an activity? Sounded brilliant, and I bet it would be just the thing to recruit a really terrific guest named Dan for...

Renee said...

What about collaging picture frames? You can buy wooden picture frames at the craft store for a dollar or two and then just use whatever old magazines are lying around. I like to cut shapes (squares or hearts especially) out of different patterns in the magazines and use that in a simple design. It's fun, easy, and its recycling!

Destri said...

Those are adorable. I will have to think for you...9 to 11...hmmm

Erica said...

i gave you a little shout out on my blog today. so many people have been loving my logo...
(i did have to add myself the "& gift" part... i hope that is okay.) but thanks again, i love it!

http://tjanderica.blogspot.com/2010/03/dear-friends.html

Paula said...

how about hot gluing a pom pom? much quicker and just as good. You are going to have fun with those girls and they will love you for it!

Diane said...

You'll be great. I did that for a little while. Another fun activity is to paint picture frames, then put a family or other picture in it.

I have a friend who posts very kid activity friendly ideas on her blog. whatarewedoingtodaymom.blogspot.com

Lots of her ideas would be adaptable for Activity Days. Good luck.

Corinne said...

Those are super cute :) Good luck!

Travelin'Oma said...

I bet the girls think you're a honey bunny.

Anonymous said...

Oh My! Marta - these are darling! The perfect addition for an upcoming six year old's birthday party!

Thank you for the inspiration. Now all I need is a big bundle of white wash cloths!

THANK YOU MISS MARTA!!!!

Love - MM

Kami said...

I have the same calling! and can I say it is THE BEST! The girls are at such a fun age and it's only an hour AND it's crafting fun! You'll love it!

beckie said...

I work with the young women in my ward and love crafting. When we have activities we try to make it as simple as possible for everyone. In order to set them up for success we make sure that whatever the project is, it is doable and easy even if that means we have to do way more prep before the activity.

You'll do great!

Mel said...

For my daughter's 10th birthday party, we made your mini clipboards as an activity. :) They loved it! I picked an assortment of papers ahead of time and cut them down to size. They did one side and let it dry while we had snacks. Then they came back to do the other side.

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