Bear is part of a Keepers of the Home group that meets after our Classical Conversations group. Today they did a project that I just had to post for you.
First cut a 20 inch circle out of fabric. You can change that measurement to the size you want.
Put pins all around the circle at 1.5 inch increments. Show how to pinch the fabric to get the pins in. This is also a great measurement lesson.
Now take a pin out. Pinch the fabric and make a 1/4 inch cut.
Repeat all around the circle, making a cut at each pin (after you remove it). The pins are just place holders.
Thread a ribbon in and out of each slit.
Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon and pull, gathering the edges of the circle together to make a purse.
Bear ran off to find things to put inside before I could take a photo of her and the purse:)
Bear made this all by herself, with a bit of guidance from the leader. I came in a few times to observe. It took a lot of concentration and effort (and lots of pincer grasp work) for Bear. She was very proud of her efforts.