If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Even for adults, sewing can seem a little daunting. The needle, the precision, it can be a little surprising to think that kids can actually learn to do it. I think it’s great to start getting kids used to a needle and thread at a young age so everything that goes into making that perfect stitch can be a habit once they get older. Messy stitches aren’t nearly as big a deal to a child!
Get kids used to a needle with an easy needlework project. Let them create their own shapes however they choose. Once they get used to the needle, help them move on to specific kinds of stitches.
Simple Kids Sewing – Childhood 101
This project is another fun way to get kids used to a needle. You can use premade holes to help kids with coordination. Use variegated thread to make the flowers colorful and fun for the kids!
Paper Plate Panda – Danya Banya
This project requires very basic sewing skills and blunt needles, so even young kids can learn how to create stitches. In the end, they get a fun new panda friend to decorate too!
Felt Heart Keyrings – Red Ted Art
An older kid can practice his or her skills with a fun heart keyring to give as a gift. Let them choose fun contrasting colors for a look that is uniquely their own.
Easy Sewing Cards – Mr. Printables
Sewing cards are a great first experience with a needle and thread. The holes are pre-made and needles can be blunt. the final creations look great too!
For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.