Stay Home Art Challenge: Donut Fiber Art
Did you know that Friday, June 5th, is National Donut Day? A day to celebrate the sugary circles that go great with coffee and make us all smile. Also did you know that circular objects are scientifically proven to make you happy? From balloons to roses, bubbles, polka-dots and donuts, circular colorful objects are a signal of joy and happiness to our brains. So we thought we would bring you a little joy in the form of a fiber art donut, all the sweetness and joy of a real donut but none of the sugar.
You will need: (see examples below) An old sock, scissors, yarn or ribbon or fabric, needle and thread, and embellishments. Method: Start by cutting the toe off of the old sock. (Adult mid calf socks work best.) Then roll the sock up on itself forming the donut shape. You'll start to wrap the sock donut with the yarn, ribbon on fabric, tucking the ends under the added yarn. Cover the sock as completely or as loosely as you like. Next you'll want to add embellishments with either needle & thread or a hot glue gun. (I added pom poms and buttons to mine, but use your imagination and create something magical.) Lastly come up with a fun flavor for your donut, mine is based on Holiday Fruit Cake.
We would love to see your work. Please send us a picture of your fiber art donut through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7:00pm on Friday, June 5th and we will share your work with our MCAC community.