Arthur has shown an interest in seeing me sewing, and watching the other ladies crochet, it has been great fun watching him wrap wool around a crochet hook in his attempt to have a go. So when I took him today I decided to try and let him feel more involved and made some simple 'sewing' cards from an old cereal box, a hole punch, wool and a pipe cleaner. I made a 'needle' using a pipe cleaner folded in half with a small loop at the bottom, which I tied the wool to, Arthur enjoyed attempting to sew, but could quite grasp the idea of going in and out the holes like sewing. I will definitely get these out again and sit down with him, and see if I can get him to bit by bit concentrate for longer as i think it would be a great quiet activity as he gets older.
I also packed so uncooked pasta for him to thread onto the wool to make a necklace, which he also only did a couple of times before running around showing everyone. But it's great practice for all those lovely necklaces he will make for me in the future!
|Almost got the 'needle' in!|