My 5th graders are creating Emoji Stuffies! In the past I've done "ugly dolls" & "shape monsters" for sewing projects with my 4th graders. We now have 5th grade in elementary, and I decided to move the sewing up to be one of their projects. I am using Smart-Fab's pre-cut circles. I purchased them through BLICK(I believe they come in a pack of 100). They are a great manageable size for students that have no background in sewing. Doing too large of a project can become extremely overwhelming. Some of my classes are finding great success...and some are struggling a bit. The struggle is worth it...I feel sewing is a life skill kids need! Here are some of the finished results. They used Sharpie & acrylic paint to create the faces.