I saw this wonderful idea to introduce kids to the concept of sewing, from Happy Little Munchkins, and just had to give it a try. All you need is a large sheet of plastic needlepoint canvas and pipe cleaners.
I modeled for Honor the way to weave the pipe cleaner in and out of the holes …
But, then just let her take a go at it …
Perhaps we’ve been doing a bit too many color sorting activities … because she only wanted to use the PINK pipe cleaners on the PINK canvas and the PURPLE pipe cleaners on the PURPLE canvas!
Pipe cleaner “sewing” really is a great activity to keep handy to keep little hands busy for a bit. This first sewing project was wonderful for fine-motor skill building and I’m sure as her skills develop the activity will develop along with her!
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.