Last year I was the room mom for my kids class at school. For the Holiday party I needed to come up with an inexpensive, easy, kid friendly craft- that did not involve food.
I decided to have the kids make their own scarves from polar fleece. Our school colors are orange and blue so I decided to go with school colors.
I bought polarfleece (waited for it to go on sale!) that was 60″ wide. I then cut it into 5″ strips then cut the strips in 1/2 so that the scarf measurements were 5″x30″. This way you can get 14 scarves out of 1 yard of material. For the fringe I cut 5×5 squares. I pre-cut these pieces at home then when we got to school the kids assembled them.
I had the kids cut the 5″ squares into fringe (their school scissors worked great) then they kids used fabric glue to glue the fringe pieces to the scarves. If you were working with kids that were old enough you could also have them embroider their initials onto the ends with embroidery floss. We tried this but it was a bit too hard for the kids.
My kids love them and still wear them this year. I’m in charge of the Holiday party again this year, I’ll share what we make.