Emojis are becoming increasingly popular and we decided to do a craft that allowed teens to create their own emojis. Of course they didn’t create their own; they looked them up online.
Budget: $30 (The great thing is that you might have supplies to do another emoji program)
It was also an opportunity to teach teens how to sew with a sewing machine. Did you know that many teens do not know how to hand sew? Well, they don’t. We did this as a drop in program in our teen room but if you decide to make it into a 2 hour program, you could teach teens the valuable life skill of knowing how to hand sew and sew with a machine.
Supplies: Four sheets of yellow felt, felt circles, and multi colored felt squared purchased from Amazon. Fabric glue, hot glue, zippers, batting, sewing machine.
Prep: We pre cut the yellow circles, hearts, tear drops, and mouths. (If you do this as a longer program, teens can cut their own shapes)
- Teens need to decide if they are going to make a pillow or a zipped pouch.
- Pillows-Sew or hot glue three quarters of two large yellow circles. Stuff the pillow with batting and continue the circle.
- Pouch-Sew or glue the three quarters of two large yellow circles. Hot glue the zipper to the inside of the top or
- Cut a slit on one of the large yellow circles and glue a zipper on the inside. (this way is easier just be sure to buy short zippers-5″)
- Using fabric glue, have the teens design their emoji.
It’s a really fun craft and the teens leave with something that won’t end up in the garbage.