This project can be customized with anything on the front of the pocket. We chose to make flowers out of fingerprints so it would be a nice keepsake. Materials Seed packet(s) Square of felt Scraps of felt for the petals and leaves Buttons Fabric glue Sewing machine/ thread (optional) Fabric paint Scissors (we used fabric scissors) Shallow tray Smock Damp rag for clean-up Print-out of label/ gift tag: made with love- fingerprints (there is a spot for adding the child’s name & multiple copies on a page for classroom use) Directions Create your petals and leaves first to allow for them to dry. Cut felt strips of the colour you would like your flowers and leaves to be. After donning a smock, we put a small amount of fabric paint onto a shallow tray. Have your child dip their finger in the paint and create prints on the felt. Wash their hands in between colours if you would like them to stay solid. Let them dry overnight or as specified by the directions. Cut out the prints once they have dried. We left a slight margin. Place your seed packet onto of your felt square, fold up the bottom to cover the packet and the top should have enough room to fold over. Cut it to size leaving a margin on each side for where you will sew or glue it together. We decided to sew our pocket. We put a matching line of thread through each of the petals and leaves to attach them onto the front (when you folded it up). We then sewed a margin/trim line on the top of the front of the pocket and the top and sides (just enough to go under where the front fold comes up) of the back fold of the pocket (see photograph) just so it would match up when we created the pocket. We then folded it and sewed up each side, making the pocket. You could hand sew this project or use fabric glue to put on the flowers and create the pocket should you like. After completing the pocket, we used fabric glue to attach the button centres of the flowers and allowed it to dry overnight. If you feel that the fabric glue would saturate through the top layer and glue the pocket closed, be sure to put something in between to prevent this. Attach the pre-made tag or make your own. Purpose Developing fine motor skills, thinking of others Safety Notes Be sure to use scissors, a needle and/or sewing machine with direct adult supervision. Be sure to wear a smock when using fabric paints and/or glue as these can easily damage clothing. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.