Toddlers are learning all the time and this is a great time to introduce simple sewing activities. The problem is knowing what to do and what is safe. At this age it’s all about providing a guide for little fingers to follow and keeping things simple. We’ve pulled together three simple supervised sewing activities you can use to get your toddler sewing.
You know the bags you buy oranges in? Well these make a perfect material for your little ones to have a go at really simple sewing. Grab a range of things to weave through the mesh we like coloured thread, wool or ribbon. You will also need a large plastic needle suitable for children (you an get these easily online, click HERE to see an example from Amazon ) and let your child create a mish mash of patterns.
A great way to get your toddler sewing and a perfect way to create some really unique little cards for friends and family. Use a pencil to draw a simple shape on a piece of card (this is the back of a cereal packet), lay the card on something soft like a towel and use a pen or pencil tip to make holes in the card (like dot to dot). Give your toddler some wool on their needle and let them thread it through the holes.
An much loved activity with a little Mummies Club twist. Grab some pasta tubes and help your toddler thread them onto wool. Take some card and attach some triangles of coloured paper to make the pasta strings into bunting. We’ve used washi tape to attach our triangles. You can also extend this activity into a painting one by getting your toddler to paint the pasta as well.
Note: ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES REQUIRE CONSTANT ADULT SUPERVISION. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TODDLER ALONE WITH ANY OF THE MATERIALS.