Ever since Ava was born, I couldn't wait until she would be old enough to learn to sew and make things with me. She's still not quite ready for a little machine, but I did finally buy her a little pink embroidery hoop and some tapestry needles. They are large, have a blunt tip and perfect for little ones to use safely and easily.
This was a really fun thing to do with her. At the age of 3 and a half, she's plenty capable and can listen to instructions like....point down, pull, be careful, go slowly. Things like that. With just her and I at home, there aren't any other distractions either so I can focus on her.
She needed alot of help, but at the same time was getting the hang of it. It's more tackling the fine motor skills here, like holding the hoop with one hand and pulling the needle with the other.
The more she did it, the better she got at it.
And she really loved it!
I thought it was so cute that she was licking the floss to try to rethread at one point.
When we were all finished, she grabbed the supplies and said she wanted to sew again.
She also decided she wanted to hang her embroidery on the wall. :)
And of course, she needed some tape for that....
Don't know where she could have gotten that idea.....??