Crafting with Kids category

  • Project: Travel Activity Bag

    Some friends of mine were heading out on their Foreign Service assignment across the globe. They were flying to Hanoi with two kids under four. Here they are, all locked down and ready to roll. Daunt...
    Nov 13, 2014 8 Comments

  • Proud Knitter

    Is this the look of a knitter proud of his first finished project or what?! This is my 9-year old nephew Chase showing off his three-color neckwarmer. Chase asked me to teach him to knit back at East...
    Oct 20, 2014 3 Comments

  • Project: Foil Friends

    Here is a great project that you will BOTH enjoy doing. I offer Foil Friends. Supplies: sheets of tin foil marker (such as Sharpie, to make the lines) scissors Tear off a sheet of foil. You donR...
    Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

  • 18 Decorating and Party Ideas for Halloween

    Based on what everyone is pinning these days, it seems like September has put people in a Halloween state of mind. Well, it does pay to start those crafting project early, so here are eighteen project...
    Sep 16, 2014 4 Comments

  • Tinkerbell on the Runway

    I have never forced my daughter to do crafts. I offer supplies that are age appropriate and just let her do what she wants. So imagine my surprise and delight when she marched directly up to me and sa...
    Sep 08, 2014 4 Comments

  • Stitch Lab Project: Toile Embriodery

    I taught a week summer camp at the Stitch Lab. It was a popular offering and ten kids signed up! Whoo! There are six machines in the room and ten girls signed up, so you can do the math on that. T...
    Aug 20, 2014 6 Comments

  • Sewing with Kids: Lounge Pants

    I taught a kids sewing class recently and I want to share all of the lessons (I learned) with you. (That is me with my ladies.) For this class, I preselected the fabric and the pattern.  The whole g...
    Jul 17, 2014 2 Comments

  • Paper Fox Kits

    I saw these foxes at the Paper Source and I bought them immediately. They are for the teachers as part of our end-of-the-year thank you gifts. Here is how the story goes… On the rainy days at ...
    Jul 09, 2014 2 Comments

  • The Stitch Lab

    Over the spring, I was asked to work on the costumes for our school’s production of Snow White. I was thrilled to do it. The principal of the school is a fan of Project Runway and saw “My...
    Jun 30, 2014 2 Comments

  • Shrinky Dinks

    (In an effort to craft with my 5 year old daughter and turn off the TV, we do a lot of projects. We are running a series of posts about the kits that we did in our house. I’ll tell you all about...
    May 05, 2014 2 Comments