One 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 searched for school classroom party ideas and didn’t come up with much. After much thought, I decided that it would be fun for the kids to make their own scarves!
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.
For this Kids Christmas Craft You’ll Need:
Polar Fleece in Two Colors:
I bought polar fleece (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.
How to Make the Craft in the Classroom:
I had the kids cut the 5″ squares into fringe (their school scissors worked great). Make sure they only cut a part of the square into fringe, not the whole strip, otherwise it will fall apart!
Next, I had the kids use fabric glue to glue the fringe pieces to the scarves.
If do this craft with kids that are 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 were first graders).
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.