The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design:
Sewing cards are a timeless activity that keep little hands busy. They’re also fantastic for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination!
These printable sewing cards are perfect for the holidays and can be used several different ways, depending on the age, ability, and experience of each child.
- white cardstock
- yarn or embroidery floss
- scotch tape (or a large, plastic needle)
- hole punch (standard or 1/8″)
Print the sewing cards on cardstock. Cut them out, and use a standard sized hole punch to punch the marked holes. Wrap a small piece of Scotch tape around the end of a piece of yarn, and they’re ready to sew.
Follow the same directions as above, but punch the holes with a 1/8″ punch. This will give the child a smaller target to hit with the string.
Follow the intermediate directions. When the child has completed one loop around the shape, have her go back for a second round, filling in the empty spaces between stitches. This might be done best with a large, plastic child’s sewing needle.
If your child is comfortable with sewing and using a sharper needle, you could thread embroidery floss through a needle. Then have him sew without you punching the holes, allowing the needle to make the hole in the paper.
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|Jason & Jennifer Bruce are the husband-and-wife design team behind New Season Design, where they work together to help clients put their best foot forward online. Jason is a pastor-turned-graphic designer, and Jennifer is a teacher-turned-blog designer who also blogs at The Simple Pen about life, learning and the things she loves.