by Shannon Walbran Niebuhr, a teacher and counselor who writes her own blog She is originally American but has lived in South Africa since 2003 with her husband Hermann & their small son Tommy. Shannon also offers classes for nannies to help them play more creatively with children: Toy-making from household items, Arts & Crafts, Drama, Dance, and Cooking with Kids.
We’d like to introduce one of our new bloggers. Shannon will be writing a regular feature called DIY Kids, with crafts and recycling projects you can make with your children.
What You’ll Need:
A button-down shirt, man’s or large boy’s size
A t-shirt, large (you’ll just need to cut off one sleeve)
Needle and thread
Optional: paint markers, permanent markers, or fabric paints
Time: less than one hour
Cut the cuff off of the man’s shirt.
Cut the sleeve off of the t-shirt.
Unfold the cuff and lay it on a table. Lay the t-shirt sleeve over it and measure a piece from the sleeve slightly larger than the cuff. Keep the hem of the t-shirt sleeve intact, as that will be the top of the money pocket. Cut out a rectangle from the t-shirt just a little bit bigger than the man’s shirt cuff.
Sew the t-shirt rectangle to the inside of the cuff to form a money pocket. Trim any excess from the t-shirt so the edges match.
Fold up your cash and put it in the pocket,
Wrap the cuff around your wrist and button it — it won’t fall out!
Optional: Decorate your cuff as you wish with markers or paint.