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Thursday, November 8, 2012

American Girl class: Kit week 3

We had another fun Kit American Girl class this week! We discussed the third book in our series, Kit's Surprise, and Christmas during the Depression.

For craft, we made Scottie Dog hair clips, and I found the Scottie Dog pattern here. I printed it at 35% on my home printer on cardstock, and found that to be a good size for the tracers for barrettes. Kit's mom gave her a Scottie Dog pin in the book, but we made hair clips instead. I hope the girls will wear them lots!
 Here are the directions and supplies:
The girls each got a square of black felt (1/6th of a felt sheet), one foot of red ribbon, one red seed bead, a piece of white chalk to trace with, and a needle with black thread. They cut vertical slits in one of the felt dog pieces (to slide the barrette clip part through), and put the eye on the other felt dog. Then they sewed them together with needle and thread. After they were all sewn, they tied the red ribbon around the dog's neck, and inserted the barrette through the slits in the back. They turned out really cute!

We also did finger weaving or finger knitting. Here is a great video that explains how to finger knit.
Here are some written directions that I liked too. I had done this craft when I was about their age, and it was really enjoyable to teach to the girls! Here is another project that they could do with their necklace/ lei that we made... I think it's cute! (Note: I gave each girl 10 yards of yarn to work with.)
 These three older girls chatted so nicely while they finger-knit... Love seeing the friendships develop!
 Some of the girls already knew how to finger-knit, so that made it a little easier on me... I didn't have to teach ALL of them how to do it!
 The girl in the maroon finished her white finger-weaving and helped the girl next to her figure it out. I really enjoy seeing the girls help each other... a delight to my heart!
 Here is my daughter showing her Scottie dog hair clip-- she loved it!

Our snack was popcorn and oranges, much like Kit may have received on Christmas morning in her stocking. We were a little rushed for time, so some of the girls didn't eat much. But most of them liked it!

Next week we will talk about a Penny-Pinching birthday party! It should be another fun class next week!

Exodus 28:39
Weave the tunic of fine linen and make the turban of fine linen. The sash is to be the work of an embroiderer.

Exodus 35:35
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Exodus 39:8
The Breastpiece ] They fashioned the breastpiece—the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.

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