Kids love to use their hands! Let's Review how to help them make beautiful and fun things!
Whether it's knitting or sewing, origami (paper folding), or needlepoint, little hands love to try and we as parents and grandparents love to share! Premade kits are available and generally they have a great range of ages that are capable of following the instructions! You don't want to overwhelm them with something too difficult for their little hands to accomplish.
I personally love this kit from Amazon! You see I was a dressmaker for many, many years and my love for sewing started out when I was 7 or 8. I made pillows and little critters for everyone. My mother whose 86 now, still has a pillow that I made for her! So if sewing is one of your favorite pastimes, this kit would be a perfect way to share that love!
Maybe your little one's hands aren't ready for those really small motor skills or they are much more interested in putting their visions and ideas onto paper! One of my granddaughters is a master at drawing and loves to do that more than anything.
Her poor dad is always running out of computer paper because my little Miss Addie, has drawn on each and every page available to her. We needed to find something for her so that her Dad could keep his paper where he needed it and she could draw to her hearts content. We found a great compromise and she is over the moon about it too!
Have you heard of Boogie Boards? They are similar to the "Etch-a-Sketch" that we had in our day, but easier to use. Kids can draw on the pad with a stylus and then erase it at will. It's great for long road trips when you know the children will get restless, and a great way for kids to use their hands creatively.
Now if you have a budding scientist in your midst, then I would suggest one of the many kits that are available for them too. They can Tumble rocks or grow their own crystals, or even make their own soaps and beauty products. There are kits for knitting and crochet, macrame and T-shirt printing. Anything that is hobby related has a book or several books to give children ideas and projects that will keep their hands busy.
Grammie Olivia's Hobby Central
This is one of my favorite pages on Amazon. All of my grandchildren will be getting something special from these pages, because there is just so much to choose from. Please let me know if you find that special something for your children or grandchildren! Have fun making memories and great crafts too!
My friend Bev, just did a great review on a Science Lab that would be perfect for little girls too, you can check out her Review right here!
pictures are courtesy of Pixabay.com
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