Sewing with Paper and Yarn — Needle Optional! Add this to the Art Shelf!
With this work set-up, your child will be able to sew yarn through the holes of card-stock independently!
Knowing how to sew is a useful life skill with lifelong practical applications and many health benefits. To sew requires concentration and focus, problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It is also a great way to express one’s creativity and individuality.
- Cardstock / cardboard
- Hole puncher
- Gather materials
- Cut yarn 15-18 inches long
- Punch holes along the edge of the cardstock or cardboard
- Tape the edge of the yarn so that it is smooth and able to easily go through the holes
- Place cardstock and yarn on the tray
- Model lacing the the cardstock for your child
- Watch the magic happen!
- Add more holes
- See if they can lace without looking
- Have child create their own threading work
- Try a needle and thread
- Try different mediums