I admire all you women out there who craft with your kids. I consider myself crafty, and think my kids are crafty, but usually we are doing our own crafty little things. The kids draw, I sew. The kids play with Play-Doh, I sew. They wrap yarn around their toys to hang them here and there, I sew. Do you see the trend we have? So I’ve been trying to do better.
When Timo (pronounced Tee-moe) turned 6, I started teaching him how to sew. I didn’t know how interested he’d be but he seems to love it. It is, after all, a big machine with a dangerous needle going up and down – 2 very appealing things for a young boy. He turns the speed down and I make sure the biggest presser foot is on there and away he goes. He’s made more pirate eye patches and stuffed balls than I can count.
Then this week we made snowmen. Little hands working hard to wrap the wire, and little faces serious in concentration. It was very sweet.
This Christmas craft was brought to us by Lera, who sent me the little wreathes that I couldn’t find locally. Thanks so much! The kids and I had a lot of fun!