Next week the Handicraft/ Life Skills challenge will revolve around the Olympics, I hope you will enjoy it!!
This challenge continues from last week:
A “NO SEW” blanket.
Image from Flicker
The challenge is to make two, one to keep and one to give away or at least just one to give away. This challenge will close next Thursday.
Here are many Images of No Sew Blankets ( I didn’t check all the images listed so always review before you show your children)
You can have each child make one or you could make it as a family, decide together who or what ministry it will be given to, pray over it as you make it, think about making a card to go with it for the person or ministry you will be giving it to, take a pic or two of your adventure, share your adventure with me and have FUN and be blessed while you make one (or two) and give it away.
You of course are not limited to one blanket you are welcome to make as many as you would like!!
Now you may ask yourself (since I’m not there to ask =) ”what skill does a no sew blanket cover?” Well, there is math (What size will the blanket be, how many yards will we need, how much will it cost), planning, searching for and paying for the material, searching for a person or ministry to give a blanket to, praying, giving, working together, paying attention, following directions, cutting, measuring, making knots (lots of them), patience, perseverance and more. So I considered this as a handicraft and a life skill !!
Here are our supplies, no we haven’t started yet =( plan on getting to it tomorrow!!
- How To Make A No Sew Fleece Blanket
- This LINK has a different set of instructions
- Kwik and Easy Blanket
- How to make a No-Sew Blanket @ e-How
- How To Video on YouTube
Who or what do I give my blanket to?
- Project Linus is one ministry you could consider giving your blanket to.
Project Linus is a non-profit organization with a two-fold mission. First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.–quote from their website
- Here is a website with a map of the USA that will help you find Homeless Shelters in your area
- A Shut -In
- A sick person (at home or in the hospital)
- A Senior Citizen in need
- A family that is having financial problems, or has lost their home because of a fire, etc
*If you have any ideas on who or what people can give them blankets to please share them in the comment section. I will not be posting a Mcklinky anymore but I do hope you will share your Handicraft/ Life Skills adventures. Just leave your link in the comment section or e-mail. Thanks!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the LINK so you can see all the post in my Handicraft/ Life Skills Challenge series.