Ok, I admit it! I am a product of the 80’s. Do you remember these?
These little plastic canvas critters have many different names. I grew up calling them “Kissies”. If you are have never seen these, they are little plastic canvas pieces designed to hold a Hersey’s Kiss or other small item.
I recently introduced these to the PiPa’s when we were working on the Needle Arts Merit Badge. We made a pile of them to be included in our troops OCC shoeboxes, minus the chocolate.
For instructions on how to make these, check out Knit Stitch Glue blog (here). Ann has done an amazing job explaining the steps and includes step by step pictures. The only addition I made was a set of wiggly eyes.
If you are teaching the Needle Arts Merit Badge, and are looking for a great explanation of stitches and basic techniques, I would encourage you to check out the Craft Designs For You website (here). This is an important part of the badge requirements that we often overlook.
NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the American Heritage Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.