She has had an injured foor for the last month, and also had a bout of strep throat. She is still in the boot for just a little while longer, but doesnt really need the crutches anymore.
Today at Girl Scouts we worked on blankets for the U of M chemotherapy center. We both felt that this was a great craft to feature. They are simple to make, but yet do so much good. When patients come in for treatment they are given a small fleece blanket. Not only for warmth if it is needed, but for comfort. These blankets are super soft and comforting to hold.
We started with a piece of fleece that was 60 inches long and 22-24 inches wide. We measured 5 inches from the end with the yardstick to mark how long to make the strips. Using a rotary cutter very carefully cut 1" strips.
She found a quiet corner and started to do the knotting. Every two strips were knotted together on both ends of the fabric.
She is holding up her completed fringed blanket.
They had a special way to roll up the blankets for delivery.
Whether you make blankets for charity, or to keep for your own. This is a fun and easy craft for kids.