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Create With Crayons And Cloth

This is a guaranteed hit with children or grandchildren. My three-year-old granddaughter did the ice-cream cone and just added a scribble touch here and there (to personalize it, I think). It still looks cute. My seven-year-old granddaughter has decided that we should make a quilt so we are choosing her pictures with a theme and she is making 12 of them. We’ll see how that turns out.


White 100 per cent cotton (prewash it)

White freezer paper Pencil

Non-washable crayons Colouring book


Cut the cotton into about a 12-inch square. Iron the cotton onto a piece of freezer paper. Trace a picture (using pencil) onto the fabric. If it is hard to see, just hold it onto a window. Colour. It is really quite easy to colour the fabric as the freezer paper makes it firm. After the picture is coloured, cover it with a paper towel and iron (melt) the colour right into the fabric. Now it is washable.

With these pictures, I added a few strips around them, and made a backing. The children filled them with Grandma’s batting and fibrefill scraps.

We sewed up the opening and some very proud little ones went home that day.

– Myrlene Currie writes from Carman, Manitoba

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