Mexican Camp Hat Blanket
This was a craft used during the 1997 Tamarack Division
International Spark Day, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
One of the crafts the girls did was to make a Mexican camp hat blanket.
You know those woven Mexican serape type blankets that are available. Those
really colourful ones with the fringes. Well, here is our camp hat rendition!
Give each girl a 3 inches x 5 inches piece of felt with frayed ends, a
film canister of white glue, and a Popsicle stick. Let her choose the colours
of wool pieces she'd like to use (give them lots of choice and many bright
Cut out some pieces of felt, 3 inches, by 5 inches, any old color will
do. Fray the ends by just snipping the long ends in about a half inch each.
Pre cut a huge batch of very bright colourful yarns to the exact length
of your felt blanket strip, minus the frayed edge ends - probably 4 inches
long would be good.
Let them go wild with the gluing on of the yarn strips. Have them glue
the strips very tightly together along the length of the blanket.
Some girls just make a hodge podge of colour, others choose to have
coordinated colour coded patterns. Whatever they choose, they are all beautiful
when the glue dries.
Supply with a gold pin to pin it to their hats.
Do you have any other ideas for activities?
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