Topic | Handicraft Ideas for 4, 5 and 9 yr old girls?

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  • Hazel
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    Hello,

    Has anyone tried Finger knitting? There is 2 , 3 , 4, 5 finger use in figner knitting. The 5 finger knitting can give you a nice scarf. It won’t be as tight knit as with knitting needles, but it does work and give you a nice project . The 2, 3 finger use in finger kniting can give you a nice belt. I had boys so they purchased twine and they finger knitted rope.

    You can also finger knit those potholder loops and make a nice thick rope. If you continue to make rope you can sew the edges together and make a rug.

    Hazel

    Yes, my kids just learned to finger knit this past fall and all 4 of them like it-even the boys! 🙂 The girls like to make scarves for their dolls. I didn’t know there were different kinds. I will have to look into that.

    Danielle

    richpond
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    Hazel, thanks for the idea of finger knitting. Wow!!! I can’t wait to try it with my

    dc.

    Shelly

    mom2many
    Member

    Hi. I am a new member. I haven’t even posted an intro yet but I wanted to recommend the website http://www.knittinghelp.com There are videos that teach all the different stitches and how to cast on and bind off and a lot of other stuff as well. You even have a choice between Continental Method(AKA German,left-handed)and English Method(AKA Throw or American). I taught myself using these videos about 2 years ago. I had wanted to learn for so long and i didn’t know anyone who knitted. I tried various books but I just couldn’t make sense of the pictures and instructions. Then when I was expecting baby # 8 I was determined to learn somehow so that i could knit some wool diaper covers for him. And now 2 years later we are expecting baby #9 in August and I am able to knit for him! I love the videos! I just replayed them over and over while I practiced until i could do it without the video. I sometimes still go back to the videos if I forget something or want to learn something new. This is how my kids & I learned to finger knit also. We looked up finger knitting on you tube. Good luck!

    BTW, I also love my Denise Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles that i bought from Knittinghelp.com.

    Blessings,

    Angela

    Rebekahy
    Participant

    What about card-making? I LOVE to make cards and my four year old loves to help. There are some great magazines and books available at craft stores. If you or your older daughter cut the pieces and do a sample the younger ones can glue the pieces together. You could make small sets and sell them at craft fairs along with all your knit goods!

    Blessings,

    Rebekah

    Shanna
    Participant

    Angela,

    Thank you for the site. I will definitely be watching these for awhile.

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