“Mommy, teach me to needle and thread!” My almost-six-year-old daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew for months now. I do not sew (much). I am not (very) crafty either. Until this week, I have been coming up with myriad excuses.
No more excuses now! When my daughter begged to do something crafty this week, we headed down to the basement where, among miscellaneous bits of sequins and feathers, I found a sewing kit. I had started it as a child, and it was about 90% finished. This proved to be the perfect starting point for Grace since she could finish it in one session.
Here are the five lessons I learned this week while crafting with Grace.
1. Crafting is great for fine motor skills.
2. Crafting gives children a sense of accomplishment.
3. Crafting teaches children to listen and take direction from a parent or teacher.
4. Crafting provides children with FUN, FUN, FUN!
5. Crafting gives children the opportunity to reflect the image of God. We were created to create. We’re raising little creative people.
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