Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace

Learn how to make a simple felt heart necklace for Valentine’s Day. This sewing project is appropriate for a child around five or six years old. You could make this gift to give to a friend as a special Valentine or wear it yourself for a Valentine’s Day party. Materials: This post includes amazon affiliate…
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Wet Felted Acorns -Tree Ornaments Made by Three Year Olds!

  It’s getting close to Christmas and my daycare children have been working like little elves making their gifts for their parents. This year we decided to make Christmas tree ornaments. Parents love to have keepsakes from their little ones and my daycare group love to craft! We will be making wet felted acorns today.…
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Natural Felted Soap -Easy DIY Gift

Looking for a gift idea to give your daycare parents? Parents enjoy receiving a beautiful gift their child made with their own hands. Here’s a gift that even a two year old can make with success. Hand Felted Soap can be useful for anyone, it’s an exfoliating wash cloth and bar of soap in one! Natural…
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Heart Pixie Teaches Children Kindness – Make a Needle Felted Pixie

I made this needle felted pixie for Valentine’s Day because I’m planning on focusing on the character trait of ‘kindness’ for February.  My daycare children adore it when I tell them stories using gnomes and pixies from our Nature Table. At the beginning of the month, I change the scene on the Nature Table.  It…
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Homemade Wool Dryer Balls (Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets)

It’s that time of year when my daycare children want to make holiday gifts for special people in their lives.  This year I suggested we make felted wool balls for the clothes dryer.   These wool balls are a great natural alternative to dryer sheets. They are made from 100% wool roving.  That’s it! One…
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Caterpillar Story Props and Activity

The children have been learning about caterpillars and butterflies this spring. I bought two live caterpillar kits from a friend so the children could watch the process of metamorphosis.  Every day we observe the changes and they are expected to emerge from their chrysalis’ any day now.  A homeschool mother at our co-op did a…
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DIY Felt Birthday Crowns

I have two children in my home daycare, a brother and a sister, whose birthdays are only two days apart.  It’s very important to the two-year old that he gets exactly what his big sister receives, therefore I needed a good gift idea that would work for both ages.  I wanted to give them a handmade…
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DIY Super Hero Mask

This post includes affiliate links. I love making handmade birthday gifts for my daycare children.  Do you have a super hero fan at your home daycare? I have one that loves to run as fast as he can! Here is how I made a simple felt mask that could be adapted to transform a child…
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Needle Felted Ocean Fairy- Summer Waldorf Seasonal Table

We are in the middle of summer and this is the time when families often visit the beach.  Our August nature table has a blue sky, hot yellow sun and a blue silk to symbolize the water.  The natural elements include seashells, sand and a bright yellow flower bloom. The beach is a fantastic place…
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DIY-Felted Bee for a Summer Nature Table

The children have been watching the flowers blooming outside in our garden.  As the children help me weed and water the flowers, they have noticed the insects that live in the flower beds. There has been lots of discussion and observation about the bugs and beetles we see.  However, two children in my care are…
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