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Saturday, 19 April 2008

Project for School Holidays

I had my niece over the other day so I decided to do some crafts with my niece (aged 4) and my son (aged 5). I got them each to make a simple circle basket and circle purse. My niece finished hers and it looked great, but my son started his and then decided half way through he wanted to go ride his bike instead, he is a typical boy who can't sit still for to long. So here is the project my niece finished (I won't show you my son's attempt!) and the instructions we used, I helped her with the measurements for the circle but then she did the rest herself.

Materials:

Cardstock x2
Patterned Paper
Contrasting Patterned Paper
Eyelets
Ribbon
Adhesive Foam squares
Embellishments

Mini Purse Instructions:

1. To make the purse draw a 8” (20.4cm) circle from cardstock. Cut and score the lines as shown on the template (there are only 4 cuts). Cut out the circle.

2. Mark where you want to set the eyelets for the ribbon handle then set the eyelets.

3. Fold all sides up and inward then adhere the tabs to the inside. Now you have your basic purse.

4. Embellish purse with patterned paper and other embellishments.

5. Cut two lengths of ribbon each 8 1/2” (21 1/2cm). With one length thread it through one of the eyelets on the front of the purse and tie a knot. Thread the other side of ribbon through the other eyelet on the front and tie. Repeat this for the other length of ribbon for the back handle.

Basket Instructions:

1. To make the basket draw a 10” (25.4cm) circle. Cut and score the lines as shown on the template (there are only four cuts). Cut out the circle.

2. Mark where you want to set the eyelets for the ribbon handle then set the eyelets.

3. Fold all sides up and inward then adhere the tabs to the inside. Now you have your basic basket.

4. Embellish basket with patterned paper and other embellishments.

5. Cut two lengths of ribbon each 12” (30.3cm). With one length thread it through one of the eyelets on the front of the purse and tie a knot. Thread the other side of ribbon through the other eyelet on the front and tie. Repeat this for the other length of ribbon for the back handle.

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