The girls have been busy the last couple of days, making some little felt bears, as presents for their friends.
We found the pattern for the bears at CanadianLiving.com, though the original bears called for embroidery outlined faces, that the girls decided they did not care for, and they wanted large eyes, so they used 9mm safety eyes, instead of the beads specified by the instructions.
The pattern printed out, with a template for a vest. The girls made the vest for one their bears, and then modified it, by adding a skirt...
and turning the vest into a tunic, by leaving it all one piece, instead of making a cut down the front.
The patterns are simple, and working with felt is ideal for children. They were able to complete most of the project by themselves. They did need help cutting the patterns out, since our sharp sewing scissors are quite large, and with the embroidery of the nose and mouth. But, they really wanted them to be gifts of their own making. I was happy to find a project simple enough they could take on, but still cute enough, to offer to their friends.
It's great to be a homeschooler.