Whenever a natural (or sometimes unnatural) disaster occurs, quilters and other crafters open their hearts and want to put their hands to work to help those affected by the disaster. It can be a little frustrating to hear that financial help is all that's wanted. But Evie Harris (no relation) of New Zealand has come up with a way for crafters to use their talents to show emotional support and boost the moral of the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, recently shaken by a devastating earthquake. She's asking people to make hearts with a string for hanging that can be displayed in public. For more information, check out the blog that Evie set up for this mission:
This sounds like a great activity for involving kids. Perhaps you still have a heart-shaped candy box still hanging around from Valentine's Day that can be used for a tracing template. I dug mine out of the trash a few days ago thinking it might come in handy for something - I just found that something! If you don't have a box, there are lots of free heart coloring pages on the internet that can be used as patterns. Dig out the craft supplies and have fun!