I LOVE summer, but I also love to have lots of activities for my kids to do to keep them busy. My 6 year old has been begging me to teach him how to sew and my 4 year old loves to do whatever activity I am doing, so I thought this would be a perfect time to teach each of them to sew and get comfortable with a needle in their hand, and thus designed some sweet summer sewing cards that will do just the trick!
To put the cards together you will need:
-self laminating sheets
-plastic kids needle, a dull ended big needle (I found mine at Wal-Mart) or tape
1-Print out the downloads and cut them out around the black outside line
2-Using your self laminating sheets, laminate the cards. You can even do this at any print shop for super cheap.
3- Cut out laminated cards. Hole punch every inch or so in the white areas all around the designs.
4-Cut yarn and tie a knot at the bottom of each card.
5-You can either thread the yarn in a needle and get them going, or if you don’t have one around, tape the end of the yarn and it is ready to go!
Sit with them and let them go at it. Teach them how to do some different stitches..or simply let them go at it.
It took my daughter a few minutes to get the hang of it, but she was determined…and did amazing!
It took her a good 20 minutes to get it done. She really enjoyed herself…
and I think was pretty darn proud of herself.
So go ahead and go grab these sweet little cards HERE…
and enjoy summer break with your kids!
What are YOU going to teach your kids this summer?