{no sew} DIY Fabric Flags

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I made large flags for our Easter party & small flags for my daughter’s birthday and I thought I would share how I made them {no sewing required!}

Materials needed:

Fabric (small scrap pieces are perfect for this project)

Iron-on craft backing (craft backing is an easy way to add sturdiness to fabrics)

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Scissors

Sticks (large flag)

Toothpicks (small flag)

Hot glue gun

Template -  FLAGS

 

Use templates provided and cut out the fabric and backing.

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Iron the backing onto the back of the fabric.

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Fold fabric in half and glue the stick inside fabric, right in the middle.

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Glue all around to close flag.

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Done :)

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Large flags are great to add to flower arrangements. And for the smaller flags, they are perfect cupcake or doughnut toppers!

XOXO RY

 

U is for Unicorn

“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn.”

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My girls are crazy about unicorns right now! Ellie actually asked for unicorn lessons… hehehe. So we jumped all the way to the letter U to accommodate. How could I not? ;)

Here Ellie is working on her counting / number line. I had her count how many things were on each card and place them in order on a rug.

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Then she did it all by herself, hanging the cards on clothes pins.

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What’s that sound?

First: Identify the objects on the cards, the letters and their sounds.

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Then have them match the beginning letter/sound.

For example: I asked Neesa, “What letter makes the “kuh” sound for cloud?” She found the “C” and placed it below the cloud card.

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Sight Word Review:

I printed these images out, glued them to sticks, and used them for sight word practice.

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Practice Adding:

Ellie picked two cards and added the stars together.

(The star beads were actually for necklaces but I realized, while we were counting, that the beads would be helpful!)

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Here’s the unicorn headband tutorial that I found online - http://thejuise.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-unicorn-horn-flower-crown.html

And here is the packet – U is for Unicorn

Enjoy!

XOXO RY

DIY – Felt Story Board

DIY felt story boards

I originally created a felt story board for my toddler to keep her occupied while I did lessons with my older girls, but it was such a big hit with all of my girls that I made one for each of them.

This was made for my toddler:

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A simple owl in the rain. There aren’t too many pieces and she was able to figure out where everything (sort-of) went ;) 

These were made for my preschoolers:

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One wanted a girl, pet snail, and flowers.

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And the other wanted a girl building a snowman – she’s still crazy about the movie Frozen.

Materials:

- Foam board (I got a 20” x 30” for about $3)

- Felt fabric to cover the board (big enough to cover your board)

- Hot glue gun & glue sticks

- Scissors

- Tape

- Lots of felt colors (they are about 4 for $1.00)

How to make a felt board:

Very simply – place the felt on a table, place the foam board on top of the felt, fold the extra felt over the sides and glue it to the back of the foam board. Cut any extra felt off.

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How to make your felt pieces:

1. Find pictures online, use my doodles, or make your own doodles!! Print and cut them out. I recommend using card stock paper…. you’ll see why in step 3! :)

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2. Tape to felt.

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3. Cut felt around the picture. (Card stock paper is tougher and easier to cut around vs. regular paper)

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4. Repeat for all the pieces desired… and DONE!

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Stick all the pieces on your beautiful board!!

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For very small pieces, you can hot glue them together. For example: I glued the white polka dots onto the umbrella because the pieces were so tiny and sure to get lost.

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Here are my crazy doodles, if you would like to use them!

Click –> OWL  in the rain

Click –> GIRL & SNAIL  in the garden

GIRL building snowman (coming soon!)

Enjoy!
XOXO RY

Notebook Calendar

How we review the date, weather, and our emotions before lessons begin.

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I write the date on the board so that my oldest can copy it.

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Showing me how they feel – sleepy & happy :)

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I laminated the pages and added sticky back velcro so the girls could move the pieces around, hole punched, and stuck them into a folder. Now before lessons begin, they grab their notebooks and start on their own.

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And here it is for FREE :) – CALENDAR

XOXO RY