I know. Why didn’t I just do this when I did the letters?
I don’t know. But, at least I did it.
While I’m on a beach roll, why don’t I show you how to make some super cute felt sand dollars? These would be great to go with a book about the beach, to use to share with your child the sand dollar legend, etc. I love when things made can be educational as well
I had a few requests for this and finally got around to it. Go here to download the pdf pattern to make the lowercase letters. They are smaller so they complement the uppercase letters. Here is the original tutorial for the rag quilt letters to follow.
I used felt in the middle this time instead of quilt batting. I like the outcome. They are sturdier this way.
One of the things I accomplished this past weekend was painting these seashells for my daughter.
I had bought a basket of shells and underneath all the pretty ones were the ugly ones. I added two coats of paint and a layer of mod podge and made them into a fun and pretty new learning toy. She already knows most of her colors, but I made two of each color so she could learn about matching. I also made one bigger than the other to teach her about size.
I will ask her to match the colors and then ask her which one is BIGGER or smaller. It really keeps her occupied. I do not leave her alone with these though, and would not recommend small children play with this type of thing alone. I used all non-toxic materials, but shells can be sharp.
So if you make some for your little one, make sure someone is with them when they have them.