This simple toddler sewing activity is a great way to introduce your little one to the world of sewing. I love that all the materials for this activity were found around our house. No need to buy anything special.
- Mesh Produce Bag ~ potatoes and oranges are often packaged in mesh bags
- Plastic Lid ~ we used a yogurt lid
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pipe Cleaner
- Yarn or Embroidery Thread
Simply cut out the center of the plastic lid leaving just the ring. Cut a mesh circle to fit into the ring and secure with hot glue. This will act like an embroidery hoop, to keep the mesh tight. Make a simple sewing needle out of a pipe cleaner. Lay the yarn in the center of the pipe cleaner, and fold the pipe cleaner in half. Twist the pipe cleaner ends together to secure the yarn. That’s it! No need to purchase a special toddler sewing needle fo this project:) Check out Teach Preschool’s tutorial along with a simple DIY sewing busy book. Also check out Rainy Day Mum’s creative pipe cleaner tool tutorial
Sewing is a great way for your kiddos to practice their fine motor skills. Your little one will love exploring this simple sewing activity. You can either guide them on how to sew or just them them explore on their own.
The mesh is a great starter sewing material. It is strong, so it can with stand lots of tugging and pulling with our binding. I also love that it is see through. That way they are able to really see what they are doing and where the needle is (unlike fabric).
The kiddos had fun practicing their sewing skills. Since these little hoops are compact, they would be perfect activity to keep little hands busy in the car, or while you are out and about.
How have you taught your little ones how to sew?