I remember making these ornaments with my grandma one year when I was about 9. They are easy to make but younger children will need an adult to do the sewing part for them. One of the things I like about them is that they really allow for creativity. They can be simple or you can pull out the glitter glue and embellishments and let your kids go to town!
string or yarn
optional: embellishments such as glitter glue, sequins, buttons, faux fur, foam shapes, stickers
Trace the shape of a stocking onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Lay the cutout onto the piece of felt and trace two of the stockings with a marker or chalk. Cut them both out.
Lay the pieces of felt together so that the marker outline is on the inside (not visible). Starting at the top of the stocking, sew down around the stocking and up the other side, leaving an opening across the top.
We tried to do the sewing with a plastic needle so that the younger kids could sew theirs, but it was too difficult to get through the two layers of felt so we used metal sewing needles. The older kids sewed their own (the ones pictured above) and we sewed for the younger kids.
The kids cut shapes out of the scraps of felt remaining (in the other colour) to add some flair to their stockings. I didn’t give them any instruction for this bit and just let them create. I also set out some faux fur that some of them added to their ornaments. Some of the kids chose to add a loop to the top of theirs to hang on the tree while others chose to keep it as a cute mini stocking without adding a loop. These crafts are actually quite sweet!
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