Yesterday it rained all day! It gave us the perfect chance to try our hands at sewing! We made a simple purse out of foam craft sheets.

A Child’s First Sewing Project

We cut simple shapes from craft foam sheets, found some yarn, a tiny hole punch and a yarn needle.

With the two main purse pieces held together, punch all the way around the outside edge. Place handles on purse and punch holes. The holes for a flower embellishment can be punched in the center by folding the purse in half.

Sew the flower to the side of the purse and the handles to the top edge.

Tie the threads together on the back.

Using a double thread, stitch around the outside edge of the two pieces. Start and finish on the inside of the purse to hide ends.

A perfect little purse!

Made by perfect little girls!

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  1. What a cute idea! I may adapt it for a Children’s Church project. You must be in Alabama because it rained here all day yesterday too!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  2. Do you recommend this project for girls at least age 5? My niece is turning 3 this summer, so I wondered if this would be too hard for her to do, or would it be a fun project for her too?

  3. Love it! I no longer have little ones around but if I did, we’d be making these. I love the look on the girls faces, they are so pleased with their creations. What wonderful memories you’re making. Great job!

  4. I was looking at this post and my two little girls both said they could do that so we are going to pick up some foam as soon as my two older kids get to school. Should be a fun day!

  5. love this! I think I will use this for my daughter’s birthday party on Sunday — I was struggling to come up with new crafts that she would enjoy. 6 little 5/6 year old girls will love this…and I probably have all the supplies in my craft stash already! Thanks.

  6. I love love love it! They look so pleased with their purses!

  7. I love this! I am going to try it out on my 2 year old and then do it with my 9 year old stepdaughter this summer! Thank you so much for the idea!

  8. What a great idea, and adorable project. My 5-year old niece is coming to visit and we always craft together – this will be the perfect project!

  9. That is adorable! I would have never thought of using foam sheets! Cute! Cute! Cute!

  10. saved this idea and send it to my coleader. this would be good for the Brownie part of our troop.

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