Nov 15, 2007

paper clip ice skates

ice skates

wool + embroidery floss + cotton ball + paper clips

I first came across these little bitties during my Montessori training course. It was love at first sight, I tell you! They've been a seasonal staple in my classroom ever since.

You will need to pre-cut the wool or felt "booties" and provide all of the necessary materials, including an easy-to-use needle threader (available at Michael Olaf.) Obviously, this is a rather advanced sewing activity and only children who have mastered the more simple sewing materials should be introduced to the ice skates.

What, you say? You aren't six years old and you still want to make paper clip ice skates as tree ornaments? No matter! I'm already twenty years past my prime, and I'm still as giddy about them as any kindergartener.

Oh ... and, if you are in Group 11 for the holiday ornament swap, don't go making yourself a whole set. Surprise! You're all getting paper clip ice skate ornaments!

xo,
Meg


36 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

Absolutely adorable!!

www.littlelovelies.typepad.com said...

Aaak! Soooo cute!!

jojoebi said...

Kawaii!! I have to make some, right now....

macati said...

so cuuuuute!
:)

MishaLee said...

too cute! tfs

Natalie said...

Charming... I might manage these better than that beautiful apron you shared with us!

Wendy said...

Oh, those are so fun! I'm picturing a whole garland of them.

miss chris said...

Ok, those? CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

i love these, so sweet and fun, i will have to mke these with my kids!

Bethany Hissong said...

This is one ornament I'm definately making this year!!! Thanks!

The Wooden Spool said...

Meg, you amaze me.........how a-dorable!

Crystal said...

I am so glad I am in group 11! Those are fantastic! Great idea.

Gift of Green said...

I am "sew" making these!

mamãe said...

I loved them! I couldn't wait to start making my own. There's a picture of mine in my blog.

amandajean said...

ack! so cute!!!

jenny said...

um, that's the cutest thing EVER. can't wait to make mine. i bet it's so fun to work on these projects with the little ones! i know when i was a kid, my favorite thing was craft time. it makes me all nostalgic.

AD creates said...

Fantastic!

Ginger said...

To cute ! Adorable going buy some paper clips just to make some .Thank you so much for the idea.

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