Monday, November 14, 2011

volunteer day!

This weekend Tristan & I volunteered with Immigrant Movement International. We taught a Saturday morning art class to about 20 kids. It's a really great organization, and to my local crafty pals- they are always looking for volunteers. For more information about this organization click HERE!
We made yarn wreathes out of paper plates. Some made holiday decorations, some made every day decorations. Overall, they all seemed to love it and the project worked well with all ages! We had a great time, and hope to do it again sometime. I'm lucky to be able to volunteer AND to have a fiance that likes to, too!
Here are some photos…

For this project cut out the center of a paper plate, leaving you with a ring.
Choose yarn colors and tie a knot of your first around the plate and wrap around and around around.
(or as explained to 4 year olds- over the top and through the whole *with great enthusiasm*)
To change colors, just tie the next color to the yarn that's already been wrapped.
When done, decorate with anything you'd like!
We used felt shapes, feathers, glitter glue and buttons.
Tie on a yarn loop to hang.

1 comment:

Dee said...

What a great volunteer opportunity! The kids looked like they really enjoyed it and their creations were so cute!