Please tell me I'm not the only one who has loads of burlap hanging around the house! Here's a great, inexpensive activity for the kiddos to do to work on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It's also a very calming activity (as is crocheting and knitting for lots) so it's a great way to wind down or do during quiet time.
Here's what you'll need:
- a small embroidery hoop
- a square of burlap
- a yarn needle
All you need to do is secure the burlap in the embroidery hoop and cut a 12"+ strand of yarn. If your kiddo is older, they can thread the needle, or you can thread it for your tot. Tie a knot at the other end and let them get to work making whatever sort of design they'd like.
- offer large buttons to sew onto the burlap
- use index cards with simple shapes for them to re-create on the burlap