WOW, there are only a few more days of school and then summer is official! That means, the girls will be looking to me for fun things to do every waking minute of the day! (insert panic button here)
Do you ever feel like that? Sometimes the pressure is really tough but not this year, I’ve put together a list of summer projects that any school age child can handle and the best part is they won’t break the bank! Now, let’s be clear, these projects revolve around sewing, fabric or general arts and crafts in some way shape or form. We are after all, a creative and crafty family!
These projects are perfect for beginners and a great way to introduce them to your favorite past time.
Easy Kids Crafts
- 5 minute scrap birds
- buckle buddy (hand sewing, pictured)
- braided bracelet
- cuff bracelet (no sew)
- easy stitch cards (hand stitching)
- embroidery hoop art (hand stitching, pictured)
- fabric post cards (no sew)
- flower bouquet (machine or hand sewing)
- flower clips (no sew)
- friendship bracelets (no sew, pictured)
- paper pom poms (hand stitching)
- plarn flowers (no sew)
- tie dye tee shirt (no sew)
Slightly more advanced-
- animal love (sewing required)
- personalized towel (iron required but could be a no sew project)
- sweater kitty (sewing required)
For more ideas be sure to check out the Arts and Crafts board on Pinterest.
Sewing with children can be an incredibly fun experience but please be sure to remember safety first. Here are a few safety tips to get you started.
Since summer is the time of year when the kids are home and looking to tackle something new, this list is perfect to have in your back pocket. Why not dust off your machine and get them stitching!
PS- Another fun way to prevent the “I’m bored” blues is to have Kiwi Crate deliver a new fun filled adventure to your door each month.
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Comments & Reviews
My children [in the UK] still have 7 weeks of school before they break up for 7 weeks – I well know that panic button so without hesitation I will be “borrowing” some of your links – thank you lots for some ideas :] Hope you have a nice crafty time with our children :]
lol Helen, I think we are all friends with the panic button! Borrow away and feel free to share. I’m sure we all have a few friends that could use a few ideas to tuck in their back pockets.