Heart Sewing Cards for Preschoolers

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It's always fun to add a seasonal twist to the activities we do with children, and these sewing cards for preschoolers can be easily adapted to any holiday, interest, or season. Valentine's Day is right around the corner so we stitched a heart shape, but consider a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day, pine tree for Christmas, or a fish in the middle of summer. Note: This … [Read more...]

DIY Fabric Ornament With Kids

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This post is sponsored by Gymboree. Bring a friend to a Gymboree store and sign up for Gymboree Rewards together and you'll both SAVE 25% off an in-store purchase.  Kids Crafts Ideas: DIY Fabric Ornaments These sweet fabric ornaments teach children hand sewing techniques while building fine motor skills, and they don't demand that parents have a lot of fancy sewing skills … [Read more...]

Bean Bags for Babies

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I mentioned in yesterday's post that we made these sweet little pyramid bean bags, courtesy of The Artful Parent. I filled ours with buckwheat (picked up in the bulk section of Whole Foods) that I had to fill those lovely hot/cold therapeutic eye pillows, so I knew it would work well for these too. These little bean bags would be wonderful for all sorts of things, and in this … [Read more...]

Machine Sewing with a Preschooler

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The other day my 3-year-old asked if we could "look on the computer for an art activity" which I suppose says a lot about what computer time looks like in my house! So I opened up one of my favorite blogs, The Artful Parent, and saw that our friend Jean was sharing simple pyramid-shaped beanbags. N was intrigued and immediately said that she wanted to make some beanbags too. … [Read more...]

Even Toddlers Can Sew!

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  Sewing with a toddler doesn't have to be complicated. Today I'm going to share a simple way to sew with a toddler that you can try with materials that you may already have around the house. Like most parents, I'm keenly aware of my child's strengths (and weaknesses, but we're not going there today!), and N happens to be one of those people who is comfortable … [Read more...]