Twinkle Star Baby Blankets
These are super simple blankets. Those of you with more advanced sewing skills or children who are interesting in sewing - should feel free to make these as detailed and complicated as you can. The main idea, is that your child gets to make something for their baby dolls.
Our infants joined me on a quick trip to the fabric store and we found some un-decorative fabric that allowed for us embellish. I thought it might be fun to do some sponge stamping. Together we picked a star shape for two reason - one because it was a shape I could cut and two, because they often sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to their infants.
Gather materials and cover your art space.
Cut your sponges into the desired shape with a scissors.
Cut the fabric into the desired size. We used one of their existing blankets for a size.
Pour paint onto a tray.
Invite your infants to make blankets for their infants. This is much more a structured activity than we would typically do, however since it was based on their interests and was them helping to make something for our environment we went for it.
They used the sponges to dip into the paint and print on their blankets. One was super into making stars, the other found it more interesting to smear the stamps across the blanket. I went with both. These were, after all, their blankets.
Put the blankets in a space for drying.
Wash hands (and other painted parts) at the sink.
Painted shirts and table covering get thrown in the laundry.
Plate or Tray for Paint
*Wrap your baby up and tuck them in for bed, or go for another walk
*Make more of a finished blanket - older children could help with this!
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