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Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrate Shark Week With ALEX DIY Knot-A Shark

 Celebrate 30 years of Shark Week with Discovery Channel!


            I received a craft kit from Alex to facilitate this post.

   Summertime is a perfect time for arts and crafts. It is also a perfect time for sharks! With the   Discovery Channel celebrating 30 years of  Shark Week starting on July 22nd, I thought it would be a perfect time to teach my boys how to make a blanket. My boys loved the idea of climbing into a sharks mouth so this was a cool blanket for them to make. My boys have never made a blanket so I decided to start with an easy tie and knot fleece blanket. The ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark kit came with everything to make a small blanket that would be a great sit in front of the TV blanket.



  The instructions were easy to follow and they even had pictures. The blanket did require some sewing and the boys needed some help with learning how to sew. The only sewing that the boys knew was how to thread a needle. So I taught them how to sew and I was surprised that they quickly learned how to sew. Learning how to sew is always good. The pre-punched holes made it easy for my boys to sew. They did have some trouble in knowing which side to start sewing on and they quickly discover that the end knot needed to be on the other side of the fabric. So mom had to pull the thread out a couple of times.


  The older of the two boys had the patience to sew but the younger boy did not like how long it took to sew the blanket. This was definitely a craft project that would take a couple weeks, maybe months for my boys to complete as they learned that sewing takes time. I wished that the shark blanket came with fabric glue so my boys could just glue the eyes, mouth, and fins on. The knotting part would be easy for my boys but the sewing part would take time. For now, the shark blanket will be a project that mom will have to help with as my boys discovered that they do not enjoy sewing.

ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark

https://www.alexbrands.com/product/arts-crafts/alex-diy-knot-a-shark/ 


Do your kids enjoy sewing?

ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark comes with everything you need to make every week Shark Week. Create your own snuggly, terror-of-the-deep blanket, that you crawl inside of, ideal for naps, sleepovers or binge-watching your favorite show. Stitch together the shark’s face with pre-punched fleece and felt pieces, then knot the sides closed and add a tail. When complete, the project measures 42in. x 60in. (106.7cm. x 152.4cm.). Includes 5 precut fleece shapes, 15 precut polyester felt shapes, 3 colors of cotton embroidery floss, needle and easy instructions. Recommended for children 8 years of age and older. $30.99 

21 comments:

  1. That is too adorable! I always loved shark week, and my daughter does now too! This would be a lot of fun to make together for sure!

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  2. This shark blanket is soooo adorable! Love that the kids can make it themselves!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  3. AWWWH!! This is so adorable. My kid is so small for this but I'm sure I'll enjoy it! Definitely gonna look up for it!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Rukh AZ.

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  4. I love DIY and especially do it with kids. It create a lot of bonding and fun moment with the family. I also love the color of the sharks blanket.

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  5. Wow, this is so beautiful and looks like a lot of fun. My kids hands are too small I definitely they will love to do this by themselves, of course I am going to help them doing this.

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  6. That blanket is absolutely incredible! Plus it is an excellent fine motor activity for younger children. I'm going to add this to the list of activities auntie will do with her nephews next I see them.

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  7. I love shark week! Sharks are amazing. We had pet sharks in our fish tank when I was young and that really grew my love for sharks. These crafts are so fun to get the kids involved and being creative for summer.

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  8. That looks so great. I'm going to have to get one of these for my nephew. It'd be fun to do it together.

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  9. This is so cute and lovely! My niece will be thrilled if I get her this.

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  10. ahah this is soo cute!! My son would love this as he loves sharks!

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  11. What an awesome kit! My nieces would love this. And I love that it's no-sew - makes it a lot easier.

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  12. Oh my goodness, that shark. That is really cute. I'd like one for my niece. I know she'd get a big kick out of it.

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  13. Oh I love the shark blanket. My daughter would absolutely love this to make x

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  14. I saw this product before and it's quite amazing. This would be a great way to spend time making this with your kids.

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  15. This is so cooool! It would make a wonderful gift for kids. Definitely going to check it out.

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  16. I was JUST wondering when shark week started! What a fun way to kick it off.

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  17. Awww...I want this DIY kit as well. It's so cute. And I love that is DIY. It makes it more special.

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  18. Wow shark week sounds great... guess my kid would love to do it with me 😊👍🏼

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  19. that is so cute!! I think my daughters will love this DIY Shark!

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  20. i seen a mermaid version of this but the shark blanket is pretty interesting. I also like how the shark isnt that intimidating.

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  21. I love DIY! Such a great project and fun activities to do with kids! I also love the color of the shark's blanket.

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