Category: Crafts

How to Teach Your Child To Quilt

What age do you teach your child to quilt? Children are easy to teach at an early age, and once they become a daily activity, they will want to do it every day. Now, if you don’t make your bed, you can’t expect your child to make their bed, because they will question why you say one thing and do another. Teaching children consistency is a key factor in their learning to complete simple tasks. Here are simple tips on how to how to teach your child to quilt.

A Brief Introduction to Quilting

Quilting is done by sewing machine, longarm sewing system or hand, and refers to the process of attaching different fabric materials and layers to make a large quilt. Most of us have read children’s storybooks made of fabric. Consider making short story quilts for kids. The entire quilt may be a story, and each quilt block or every other quilt has a story.

If you’ve completed a scrapbooking, you may have realized your storytelling abilities or talent when choosing photos and highlighting them with text or memorabilia or completing the story.

Roll Out Colorful Sewing Beds

Use your talent to make colorful stitched beds or quilts with scraps of various patterns, solids and letters to entertain toddlers.

Use Pictures

Toddlers can learn how to read pictures of animals, flowers and objects on fabric prints. When you think about it, it’s always good to see our name printed. Is there any better way to teach children how to spell their name.

Have Children Write and Rewrite Their Names on the Quilt

Give the child a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil, and let them write on the quilt and rewrite their names. Don’t worry if they write it on the quilt. The quilt can be washed, or you can think of it as “cute” and leave it there when the child’s quilt is longer than the quilt, and it becomes their memory quilt after a few years.

Design Your Story Blocks

If your child has a special interest, you may want to design short story stitches about trains, dolls, dogs, cats, horses, fish, and more other characters, letters, and other items they might like. They will have fun learning how to recognize or spell words or form sentences about items seen on the quilt design.

Stay Interesting In The Seam Story

Your children’s design quilt short story should be exciting for your young readers. Don’t try to make it a teaching quilt. Your story should interest people in a fun way to attract a young reader to curiosity and start exploring the world of his or her interests. This includes buttons and snaps, pockets, and zippers. Photos with family members’ names on the quilt would be great.

If your child is willing to make a disciplinary effort to learn how to sew, then you will become a skilled sewer and discover for yourself that sewing is not only a fun craft but also a very profitable craft.

Home Crafts That Go Great With Drinking Tea

Drinking tea is a great past time on its own, but on its own leaves a little room for doing something else as well. Whether it’s with friends or by yourself, the following activities will take up a few minutes of your time while you’re waiting for your favorite cup of Earl Grey to cool a little.

Origami

Origami is the Japanese art of papermaking, or rather, making objects out of paper by folding them in specific ways. This is an easy practice to pick up, and there are varying levels of difficulty, but none are without fun. You don’t need much in the way of resources other than paper or thin sheet cards to do this, and there are plenty of books or online tutorials to help get you started. Imagine the joy on your friend’s face when you suddenly make them a paper dragon out of the blue. It can be done, and it really is amazing what kind of objects can be fashioned out of a simple piece of paper.

Watercolor Painting

Anyone can do a watercolor painting because it is easy to do with a little practice, and purchasing the paints is actually cheaper than other kinds of paint (acrylic, oil). The benefit of watercolor painting is the portrait needs to be done in stages, so the paint doesn’t bleed into others on the page, so it’s a perfect activity over a nice cup of tea in varying stages. The best part is, you can set up your workspace in the time it takes the kettle to boil. Oh, and watercolor painting is great for developing or improving hand-eye coordination skills, too.

Jigsaw Creation

Everyone loves a good puzzle, and it’s even more fun when you get to create your own. All you need is a piece of card, a pencil, some glue, a picture on an A4 piece of paper and a pair of scissors. First, all you have to do is sketch out the lines of the jigsaw pieces on the back of the card and then glue the picture onto the other side. After that and once the glue has dried, cut the pieces according to the marked lines, and there you have your jigsaw. The whole activity is great because this can be done over two or three sittings with a cup of tea.

Embroidery

You may think embroidery is a bit old fashioned, but it is one of the most relaxing crafts to take up. It lacks the complexity of crocheting and knitting while teaching you valuable sewing skills. What’s more, embroidery (or cross stitch) is relatively inexpensive compared to other craft activities. Embroidery is an underrated mindfulness activity that takes attention away from the world around us and helps build concentration skills. Perfect over a cuppa.

There you go. It may not sound like much, but doing these activities over a cup of tea is a great use of time, and it’s even better when you have someone to do them with as well. Enjoy!