Warm Up Winter with Felt Place Mats

Warm Up Winter with Felt Place Mats

During this time of year recess in Michigan can be cold and even freezing. To warm things up a bit I sometimes serve students hot chocolate or tea when they come inside. A simple craft I like to do either myself or with them is to make place mats for the mugs and spoons that they keep at their desks. Last year I made snowmen and this year I made mittens.

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Felt is perfect fabric for this craft because it is inexpensive and easy to work with. I usually pick up scraps at a second hand or craft store. I then draw a pattern on a cereal box, cut it out and allow the students to trace it onto pieces of felt.

Cute Felt Mitten Gifts

The colorful place mats brighten up the classroom and have a way of warming students' hearts. They could also make great gifts.

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