Make Your Own Scrunchies at Eastbank Academy Home Economics Department.
Student Home Economics Teacher
The scrunchie-making club was developed as a health and wellbeing-focused activity for practitioners within the school to take part in after school hours.
I come from a textile and fashion background and wanted to bring those skills to use within the school. With this in mind I wanted to create an after-school activity for teachers to learn a new skill and meet other teachers out with their department.
The teachers seemed to really enjoy it with some teachers tweeting their finished handmade pieces.
I‘ll be running the class for the next 3 weeks until I finish up on placement since a few other teachers have asked if they can come along. I think it’s a great way to socialise outside the department but also learn a new skill too.
Yes, we used old remnants of material and others brought fabrics or old clothes from home to use to make their scrunchies.
The only cost was buying the elastic which was £1.50 for around 5 meters.
These scrunchies are really fun and easy to make with lots of free resources online of how to make them and free pattern pieces you can download and print. As long as you have a working sewing machine you have nothing to lose.
These would be a really great enterprising activity for schools to sell products to raise money for charities , I could really see pupils enjoying making these.