The monthly knitting and potluck get together turned into a kids craft afternoon instead. With the weather and everyone’s busy life and that one mom and her daughter came – we changed things up a little. It was fun afternoon of making draft catchers. We all pretty much started with the same thing, but we all made very unique catchers. We even commented how we took ideas from each other, but then made them our own. The girls were all giggly and having such fun. The girls take a theater class together, so they performed the whole afternoon, accents and all!
Old kids or adult tights
Rice, beans or nut shells
Needle and thread
Decorations (beads, felt, yarn, pipe cleaners)
Glue (Elmer’s or fabric)
1. Cut the leg off of an old pair of tights or you could use the arm of an old sweater and sew up one end. The girls thought it was very funny when I asked them if they wanted a leg or an arm!
2. Fill the tight leg with rice, beans or nut shells (pistachios work well). Cut out the bottom of a cup and use as a funnel. If you are using rice, make sure that where you put your draft catcher is not also wet – the rice will absorb the water. Once the leg is filled either tie closed with a not or use a rubber band.
3. Have fun – the girls certainly did with their filled legs!
We ended up with some very different draft catchers!