Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teaching the Kids Craft Skills

Teaching the kids or are they teaching us?

Two of my grand girls came to visit last week.  Ada is 4 yrs old and Bella is 6.  We made a blanket last time that they were here, so this visit, they wanted to sew again.  Bella wanted to embroider.  She did rather well and made a little art hoop for her mom.  Ada had more trouble with the embroidery project.  I helped her do a few stitches, but she got flustered and wanted to add buttons to her hoop.  I have tons of buttons, so I brought out several containers and let her have at it!  I figured that she would try to sew them on, but she asked for glue.   I figured the buttons wouldn't stick to the fabric, but I said, "What the heck, why not?"  I got her a glue stick and she was as happy as a clam for at least an hour.  When she was finished, she gave her project to grandpa who mounted it on the top of his desk.  Every time I see it, I smile, it's so sweet.
What do you think?  

4 comments:

Memories for Life said...

I bet getting to create with your grands is a special time :) To be able to pass on your love of crafts is great!
And her hoop turned out great too :)

Sarah Beth said...

I have found that Noli has very definite ideas of how she wants to do something -- I let her "have with it" and her project turns out like she wants, and is usually a pleasant surprise for me!
Love the button art!

Natashalh said...

That looks like fun! I bet you two could start a new crafting trend. =)

pasqueflower said...

Hooray for creative little ones! Love the hoop art.