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A Busy Bag Blog Hop: Flower Petal Counting Activity

Hi! I have a little busy bag activity to share today. The Virtual Busy Bag swap is being hosted by Stephanie of Swoodson Says, and the idea of it is to have a busy bag activity that is a little more durable than the paper versions usually found.

Flower Petal Busy Bag

 


So, I made a flower counting activity using felt. It’s a pretty quick project, but you can make it more involved if you like.

Materials:

  • Felt: 1 sheet of black for the background, scraps for the flower parts
  • Mini canvas, mine is 7″x9″
  • Paper
  • Large zip-loc type bag to hold everything
  • The Numbers printout, that can be downloaded here: Numbers Sheet
  • Optional: laminator

Tutorial:

  1. To start off I made a felt board. You could sew the flower stem and leaves to it and make it a permanent background for the flowers but I like to use it for other activities (ideas: building snowmen, faces, etc) so I left those pieces unsewn. The felt pieces will “stick” to the felt background.Place some glue on the canvas, all around the edges and lay the sheet of felt black on top, then cut the excess off.
  2. Cut out a stem piece and leaves from green felt. I made the stem about 3/8″ x 5″.
  3. Draw a petal shape and pin to two layers of felt. Sew around the paper petal shape, then cut out around the stitching. Repeat for as many petals as you like.flower_count02
  4. Print out the number sheets, and laminate if you want.

 

Some action shots (without the number templates though as she wanted to just make flowers when she saw what I had made):

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She commented that it was missing the center so I need to cut a little circle out for her

Thanks for stopping by!

 Check out what everyone else made:

Monday –  Swoodson Says

Tuesday- Muse of the Morning

Wednesday – Hugs are Fun

Thursday- Lulu & Celeste & Phat Quarters

Friday – Friends Stitched Together

Ula writes for Lulu&Celeste
Link up parties you might find me at:
Friday Favs Party, Inspire Us Thursdays, Tuesday Sews, We Did it Wednesday, You Made it and ♥ it!, Create Link Inspire @ Nap-time Creations, Worthwhile Wednesdays, Inspiration Monday Party, Craft Lover’s Link Party, SNAP, Threading My Way,Sew Many Ways

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