I cannot believe we are here but my little one starts kindergarten this fall! We don’t know anyone who will be going to her new school from her preschool which is why I have been thinking of ways to help her learn how to make friends and what makes a good friend.
This Friendship Feathers wall hanging has multiple uses! It is a reminder of the basics of making friends, it adds a fun and interactive element to keep your little one’s attention by giving them a task, and it would look super cute in any room as wall decor.
To start, you will need:
- The papers from this Cardstock Creation Collection
- Glue Pen
- Hole Punch
- Macrame Ring
- Leather Cording
Start by adding your yarn to your hoop. Take your yarn and cut 2’ long sections. I cut about 15 of them but it depends on what size hoop you use. Take one piece of cut yarn and fold in half. Lay the ring on top of the looped portion, pull the ends up through the loop and then let them hang down. Continue with the other pieces of yarn until you are satisfied with the fullness of yarn hanging at the bottom of the hoop.
Have fun with this part by using different colors, lengths and textures of yarn. Because this will be in my daughter’s room I chose a really colorful, rainbow yarn and the Cardstock Warehouse tones matched all of the colors perfectly.
In order to have this project serve its main purpose, I wanted to make sure that some basic steps of making friends were ready and always available for reference on this wall hanging. Using my die cut machine, I designed and created a circle to fit within the gold hoop with the steps on the back, in rainbow colors of course! After gluing them together, punch a hole on top so that it can hang from the top of the hoop.
For an extra touch of decor, I glued on some colorful feathers to match the tones of the rainbow yarn. This tied everything together.
After your yarn is all on your hoop, you can give it a quick trim to shape the bottom however you would like.
Take your leather cording and tie it in a circle. Before you attach it in a loop like knot similar to the yarn onto the hoop, string it through your circle to let it hang from the bottom.
I really wanted to not only go over these friend making steps with my little one but have her be able to put them into practice and be proud of it. Cut out some feathers from your Pure White cardstock from the Construction Collection and punch a hole at the top of each. Tie on a piece of yarn. Now, whenever my daughter uses one of the steps at school, we can put her new friend’s name on the front of the feather and write something she learned about them, asked them, or played with them.
With each new friend she has made or something new she has learned about a friend she already has, we can add a new feather to her wall hanging!