Share a smile with these summer crafts!

Things You'll Need

  • 2 yards of canvas
  • Iron-on adhesive 17" x 5 yards (we used Thermoweb Heat and Bond Ultrahold)
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Assorted fabric colors in the following sizes
  • 1 & 2 numbered squares 14" x 14"
  • 3, 4, 5, & 6 numbered squares - 14" x 27"
  • 7 numbered square - 14" x 27"
  • 8 numbered square - 6" x 11"
  • 9 & 10 numbered square - 15" x 6"
  • Jumbo Rick Rack - 5 packages or 12 yards (we used Wrights Black 031)
  • Washable fabric glue
  • 6 fabric pieces 8" for numbers
  • 2 fabric pieces 8" for flower petals
  • 2 fabric pieces 4" rounds for Hoppy Taw center
  • 5 fabric pieces 8" for Hoppy Taw petals
  • Rice for Hoppy Taw

How to Make

  • Hop Scotch Mat

  • Print out our number patterns and cut the fabric to size. Then make sure to iron out all the wrinkles in your fabrics and canvas before beginning.

  • Follow the manufacturer's directions and adhere the iron-on adhesive to the fabric. Using the rotary cutter or scissors, trim the fabric to the sizes listed above for each square.

  • Lay each fabric square in place on the canvas and then fuse the squares to the canvas by ironing each section in place. Make sure to start at the bottom and work your way to the top. Try to make each of the fabric edges meet or slightly overlap as needed. The Rick Rack will cover any minor gaps and overlaps between squares.

  • Attach iron-on adhesive to the flower petals and leaves, lay them onto the squares, and then iron in place. Use more iron-on adhesive for the numbers and then press them on each individual square. Remember the Rick Rack will cover a portion of the squares, so don't apply your numbers too close to the edge of the fabric.

  • Using fabric glue, attach the Rick Rack over the seams between the fabric squares. Make sure to apply all the interior lines that cross first, then apply Rick Rack around the entire edge of the mat.

  • Note: The measurements shown in the diagram do not include the Rick Rack border.

    Hoppy Taw

  • Print out our pattern and cut the fabric to size. With the outside of the fabric out, sew each individual petal together using a 1/4" seam, then turn them inside out - this will create a clean seam.

  • Pin each petal in place to the wrong side of the flower center, gathering as desired and stitch, leaving an opening to fill with rice. Fill the center with rice, stitch the opening, and start the game.

  • *Parents: Please make sure you help your kids with this activity.