This a re-imagining of my Grandma’s quilting materials for my sister. Materials Large canvas Fabric (this would be perfect for up-cycling small pieces) Scissors/ruler/ fabric marker OR cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (this option is for an adult to pre-cut the materials. Ours happened to be mainly already cut.) Fabric glue (* We just used the more inexpensive craft glue as we knew we would be sewing the edges as well.) Embroidery floss/ needle (optional) Fabric scissors Smock Craft tray Directions Using your ruler and fabric marker, make squares of fabric. (We recommend flipping the fabric over and drawing on the back.) Draw a diagonal line to make them into triangles. You could do two lines (in a criss cross fashion) to make smaller triangles if you like. Cut along the lines with fabric scissors or have an adult cut out the triangles using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Put your canvas into a craft tray. Arrange your triangles into the shape of a heart. Don your smock and glue your triangles down to the canvas, using fabric glue. Once dry, sew the edges with embroidery floss to create a more polished look if you like. Give your work to someone special. Purpose Re-imagining items (this would be a great activity for fabric scraps) Exploring shapes (this could lend to further educational explorations such as tangrams, pentominoes etc.) Sewing on various materials Safety Notes A rotary cutter should be used by an adult as they are quite sharp. One should use a self-healing mat for this tool to prevent damage to other surfaces. Needles and scissors should be used with direct adult supervision. It is recommended that one use a craft tray and a smock to protect clothing and surfaces. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.