When two of our children first went to school, tucking a small heart stuffie into their pocket let them know that we were thinking of them. My father gave me a special stone he had kept for 10 years when I went away for University. Give your child something special they can squeeze onto for comfort as they venture back to school. Materials Fabric Stuffing Fabric scissors Fabric glue (we sewed ours, but fabric glue could work too.) Popsicle stick Directions Layer two pieces of fabric on top of each other. Cut out a heart shape or anything else you might like. Sew around the edges, leaving a small space to insert your stuffing. Insert your stuffing. Sometimes a popsicle stick can be handy in helping to push it to the edges of your chosen shape. Sew up the space. Tuck your heart into your child’s pocket or pin it into their backpack the first day of school. Alternatively, select a special rock for this purpose. Purpose A tip for assisting in the transition process back to school Safety Notes Depending on the age of your child and her/his classmates a rock may be a choking hazard and therefore the sutffie might be an alternative! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.