I've been trying to teach Oldest how to knit--it's going ok. Her dexterity isn't quite *there* yet. In her defense, it took *me* a long time to learn and I was in my early 20's! (that makes me sound old. which I'm really not.)
We've also done some embroidery. That went pretty well.
I thought it would be fun to try soap carving. I'm not sure if I'd recommend it for a 6 year old? Oldest did ok, but her perfectionist tendencies kept getting in the way. I told her there wasn't a wrong way to do it, but she was convinced there was. Poor girl. ;)
Here we are in my
Notice there's only one white chair. We used to have 2, but one's sitting in our garage right now. I bought the pair from a thrift store, painted and recovered the cushions. Turns out, when you have toddlers, it isn't the best idea to have fabric covering your chairs with no protective layer. *sigh*
(I should mention, too, that we got our table for FREE from a friend. The table was in their basement when they bought their house years ago. It was gray and needed a lot of work. Mr. N sanded and polished it and returned it to it's former glory! Isn't it great!? Did I mention it was FREE?)
I cut the end's off of large tongue depressors we had laying around to use for carving. They worked quite well.
Don't you just love sweet, little hands. *swoon*
Another note, if you have a 1 year old, it might be best to wait until naptime to carve soap. I kept having to sweep in fear that he would eat it off the floor!
I made the boat (the end broke off before I finished) and Oldest made the "L" (for her sister's name). I'm not quite sure what the others are supposed to be, but the girls gave it their all! :)
What handcrafts would you recommend for a 6 year old?
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