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Bundling Up Babies in Need

Bundling Up Babies in Need

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Fresh Stories & Good Stuff

Dreaming Up Bedtime Stories
26 Feb 2015 19:29

  Meet… Jason D. Batt of Rancho Cordova KIDS: Tristan (13), Keaghan (10), Aisleyn (3)   This month we’d like to introduce you to a local Sacramento dad who has taken his children’s bed­time stories  [ ... ]

Summer Camp for all Ages
26 Feb 2015 19:09

    Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, [ ... ]

Earaches are a Pain
26 Feb 2015 18:51

    By Jamie Lober Clinically speaking   If your child complains of ear pain, has a headache, acts more irritable than normal and has trouble sleeping, he is not alone. “Ear infections are probably  [ ... ]

Babies & Bumps Boutique
26 Feb 2015 18:38


There’s nothing more personal and thoughtful than a unique hand-crafted gift for a new or expecting mom. While many parents have a list of big box items needed to prepare for their little bundle of joy’s arrival—t [ ... ]

Tips for a Great Photo Shoot
26 Feb 2015 17:52

 5 Tips from our Babies and Bumps Photographer:  This event is sponsored by Sutter Health By Michelle McDaid | Memories by Michelle Photography
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Bundling Up Babies in Need
24 Feb 2015 21:01

  By Michelle McDaid Photography by Memories By Michelle | www.MByMPhotos.com As a Social Worker for the newborn unit at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Dawn Olson meets families who are in need on a daily b [ ... ]

Tall Tales
24 Feb 2015 20:46

  Giraffe Encounters at the Sacramento Zoo By Leisa Mayer Photograph by Jill Carmel | www.JillCarmel.com   Fenley loves giraffes and has visited them at the Sacramento Zoo since he was a baby. He dreamed o [ ... ]

Loose Parts
24 Feb 2015 20:26


Turning Bits and Pieces into Learning Tools
By Shannon Smith “To all who value play To all who tinkered as children To all who cherish creativity To all who advocate for preserving childhood” This month we wer [ ... ]

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Felt Flowers

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By Heidi Kundin

April showers bring May flowers, and these bright blooms are sure to add some springtime cheer to your day. Easy enough for young kids to make, and so much fun you will want to craft a giant bouquet for your table or glue onto headbands and barrettes!

 

What you'll need

  • Felt, cut into various sized and shaped flowers and circles
  • Buttons
  • Glue
  • Wooden skewers, painted green (drinking straws or floral wire may also be used)
  • Green ribbon
  • Barrettes or headbands

Directions

  • Select the color and sizes of felt pieces that you want to use (3 to 5 work best) and start layering. Add a dot of glue to the center of each layer to hold your flower together, but do not glue all the way to the outer edges. This will create a flower with more depth and shape.
  • Finish the center of each flower by gluing on a colorful button, or layer two different sized buttons to create even more dimension.
  • Glue a painted skewer to the back of the flower to serve as the stem. Hot glue works best for this step as it holds strongly and dries quickly. Make sure to have your child ask for adult assistance with this step!
  • Tie a short length of green ribbon to the skewer to create leaves.
  • Bundle your flowers together and place them into your favorite vase. Hint: if the mouth of your vase is too wide to hold the flowers upright, try placing a small piece of floral foam or play dough in the bottom of the vase to hold the stems in place.

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These flowers also make beautiful hairclips, headbands and brooches - just glue the flower on to a barrette or headband—and dance around the Maypole!

 

Heidi Kundin is the mom of 4 small boys and author of www.momscraftyspace.blogspot.com