I have a 6 yr old girl & an 8 yr. old boy . We have never done handicrafts before and I am hoping to do at least 1 this next school year. I am trying to pick some things that they could do together. Any suggestions that may work well for their ages & for boy/girl combo? Thanks so much!!
This is what I have scheduled for my 5.5dd
Weaving- we will start with paper and hopefully make a little loom (lots of ideas on Pinterest)
Embroidery- I will use plastic needles and burlap, I will let her explore a bit and then give her some direction
Hand sewing- something simple, have not decided
Riding a bike
I will do each for 6-8 weeks, and I switched back and forth between life skills and handicraft, that way she can continue to practice her handicraft without starting a new one.
I have a Pinterest board called art/handicraft. It mostly geared toward younger kids.
Just search Kayla Dernier and you should find merutsgalParticipant
Thanks a bunch for offering up your Pinterest board!! I started following all your boards & pinned a few to my boards as well. You have some great pins!!!!
I like the burlap w/ plastic needle for embroidery 🙂
Thanks again !
No problem! I really want to do the painted walking sticks for nature walks.MountainMammaParticipant
Fun thread. Thanks for the ideas Kayla!mtnmamaParticipant
I taught handicrafts in our homeschool co-op last semester. We sewed birds using a kit of already cut out pieces, we made paper crafts to bring to a nursing home for a holiday (didn’t hand them out, but they were placed on the trays of some of the nursing home residents), we made seed paper as part of a mother’s day card,. Those were really fun and the kids enjoyed giving their work as gifts.
We did some embroidery on plastic canvas but I think the burlap is a better choice.
Just wanted to update! We did our first day of embroidery on the burlap today and I am really loving it.
We use plastic needles and dd5.5 could thread them herself (actually the 3 year old could too) I taught her to cut the thread about the length of her arm, then pull it though to line up the ends so I could knot it for her.
She is just randomly sewing and switching colors. I love the way the burlap is rough, the thread doesn’t slip in it, it really grabs the threads. She was asking all week “when are we going to do sewing?” I am so glad it was our last thing for the week because she really looked forward to it.LinabeanParticipant
Hi Kayla, The burlap idea is great! Thanks for sharing! I can’t believe I didn’t think of using it for kids sewing before…I use burlap for SO MANY THINGS! : ). I think I’m going to do some cross stitch on burlap myself, with the kids actually. : )
Sometimes, I think I like handicrafts more than my kids! ; D
Please! I know I like handicrafts more than my kids
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