Southern England is really starting to cool down now. It rains most days, and when it isn’t raining it looks like it might. There is a lot of tea brewing in our house. So much so that our daughter makes make-believe tea more than anything else on her play stove. We were given two beautiful tins of tea years ago when visiting my family in Canada and I haven’t been able to throw them away. I decided that it was time to hand them over to the playroom but first, a craft that my three year old daughter could do with me. Make some tea bags. I am sure there are many more sophisticated ways to do the following but that wasn’t the point of this craft. We were sewing, cutting and using up some of mama’s scrap felt pieces.
What you will need:
Darning needle (very blunt round tip needle)
Scraps of fabric or felt
Cut a square of felt the size of a tea bag
Cut another square of felt the size of the tag
Measure and cut a piece of embroidery thread
Help guide your child to pull the thread all the way through the bag a few times then tie off
Repeat for the tag!