Sewing on burlap is an easy way to start as it has large holes and it forgiving. Inspired by summer, can you make a wave? Materials Burlap Yarn of various shades Embroidery thread of various shades Scissors Beads Yarn and thread needle Hanger Craft wire Beads Inspiration The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai Directions Look at The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai for inspiration. Can you make your own wave? Here are a few questions to consider: What colours will you see in your wave? What is the shape of it? How will you show the glimmer when the sunlight gleams off the wave? What about the bubbles when the wave crashes? A few small tricks: 1) Since the holes in the burlap are large, a knot at the end will go right through the hole. Therefore, knot it right to the burlap itself. 2) Your bead holes might be small and therefore, you might need to use a smaller needle. 3) For younger children, an embroidery hoop might be helpful. Hanger As inspired by Julia Linsteadt of CutOutStudios (https://www.instagram.com/julialinsteadt/?hl=en) and Olivia Mandel of Meri Cherry Studios (https://www.instagram.com/oliviamandel_art/?hl=en), we made a little handle for our creation, using beads. To hold the starter bead in place, we looped the wire through the bead again. We then took the ends and looped them through the burlap tucking the ends inside the beads. Pin it here: Purpose Developing one’s fine motor skills Safety Notes Use scissors and a needle with care and direct, adult supervision. Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Beads can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.