DIY Raising Readers Stocking
If you’ve got kids like mine who love playing with Zobot on Ooka Island, this stocking is sure to be a hit! If you haven’t visited Ooka Island, it’s an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks. It’s a great addition to learning at home, and you can try it out the first 1.5 hours of the adventure before you subscribe. I suspect it won’t take your kids that long to get into the mini-games!
How to Make an Iron-On Raising Readers Stocking
-1 yard of white cotton (or upcycle a pillowcase)
-Iron on transfer paper for light fabrics
-Printable: Ooka Island PDF
-6″ of ribbon
Making Your Raising Readers Stocking
You can use a pattern (I used a Vintage Quik Sew 2212 pattern), or you can simply use white paper and trace out a stocking you already own and like the size of (add 1/2″ for a seam allowance). Cut out patterns on fabric.
Pin stockings with right sides together and then sew 1/2″ around the outside edge with your sewing machine. Flip inside out and you have your stocking! Trim inside seam if you wish. To add a loop, use your 6″ ribbon, form a loop and sew a line on the inside of the top to hold it.
Print the PDF and then cut out each characters and place on your stocking where desired. Let your iron warm up (no steam, cotton setting), and press each character on to the setting. Move your iron in a circular motion for 20 seconds each character. Then press the iron on each character again for about 2 minutes along the entire thing.
Ready, Set, Stuff!
The best part about a raising readers stocking is all the great books and reading swag that goes into it. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post to see all the books & Ooka gear we stuffed in it! It’s bursting with educational goodness.
This creative stocking was created by us and sponsored by Ooka Island. The opinions contained within this post are completely my own based on my experience.