Simple Sewing Projects for Kids: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

July 7, 2014

Simple Sewing Project for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance:

  •  Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Felt, Button, Bead by Catherine Worman
  • Summer Fun for Kids Series
  • 12 Creative Sewing Projects for Kids
  • NO Sewing Machine Needed!!!

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Felt, Button, Bead by Catherine Worman

Why we love this book:

This book is packed with simple sewing project ideas and NONE of them require a sewing machine. Which is perfect for our family because I do not own a sewing machine. MacGyver actually uses the sewing machine at Grandma’s house to create his creepy critter stuffed animals but at our home we need ideas that the kiddos can simply stitch together. As a mom I love these craft books by Catherine Woram because school age children can follow the photo directions themselves. Of course little ones will need assistance with needles, thread and scissors.

I know parents are often overwhelmed by their children complaining “I’m bored.” My approach has been to empower my children. We keep our home well stocked with art supplies. However, I have not spent a ton of money on fancy supplies. Through the years we’ve slowly added to our art supplies: colored paper, markers, paint, scissors, glue, play-dough, pipe cleaners, felt, beads . . . When we add a new art supply, I teach the kiddos how to use it. After that they are empowered to create their own creations. I am not responsible for entertaining them. They must entertain themselves! Books like Paper, Scissors, Glue and Felt, Button Bead by Catherine Woram help spark children’s natural creativity.

In this post, I am sharing ideas similar to those featured in Felt, Button Bead. The book book is divided into four sections:

  • toys and games
  • gifts
  • clothing
  • accessories

12 Simple Sewing Project for Kids

NO Sewing Machine Required!

toys and games

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

1. Adorable Finger Puppets from Handmade Charlotte.

 

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

2. Perfect for summer and beach explorations, Felt Starfish from Natural Kids Team.

 

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

3. How to make Simple Stuffed Animals by MacGyver here at waddlee-ah-chaa.

  • I’ve learned not to underestimate children! MacGyver is constantly making stuffed animals and realistic looking stuffed fish!
  • Yes, boys need to learn how to sew too!

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

4. So cute and simple Mini-Stuffies from noodlehead.

 

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

 5. Tic-Tac-Toe from Scholastic.

  • This post includes 6 simple sewing projects for kids!

gifts

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

6. Pencil Holder tutorial from Natural Kids Team.

 

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

7. Beautiful Button Trees from Maureen Cracknell Handmade.

 

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

8. Collage Ocean Scene from waddlee-ah-chaa.

  • step-by-step directions with photos
  • beach art book recommendations

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

9. How to Stitch Handmade Cards from waddlee-ah-chaa.

  • Can easily be adapted to a pillow or appliqued gift.

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

 10. How to Stitch Handmade Cards from waddlee-ah-chaa.

  • Can easily be adapted to a pillow or appliqued gift.
  • Yes, boys need to learn how to sew too!

clothing

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

11. Stitch an Easy Kids Apron from I Save A 2 Z.

accessories

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

12. Make a Beautiful Bracelet out of Felt Scraps from Bugs and Fishes.

  • I’m in love with this quirky bracelet!

My Heart is Returning to Cambodia

The Next Few Weeks Will Be a Bit Unpredictable!

Cambodia Asia's Hope children 2012

I had grand plans for blogging this summer . . . but my summer has been crazy busy preparing for my return trip to Cambodia. I am once again traveling to Cambodia as leader of an all volunteer group of teachers and assistants.  I’m still not sure how all of this began back in 2009 and how God convinced me to leave my little family behind and board that first airplane. But I consider it a true privilege to serve the children of Cambodia.

Much has changed since my first trip 5 years ago. During my first trip, I met and fell in love with this special group of children our church now helps support. From the beginning, these children were a pure delight. They lived in a modest home and actually cooked right in the backyard. The same backyard where they bathed with a water hose. And yet, they shared an abundance of love and joy. The moment I left Cambodia, I began missing them. It was such a blessing to reunite with them again in 2012. These children are now part of my family and I cannot express how excited I am about seeing them this summer.

 Agape International Missions – Svay Pak, Cambodia

The hardest thing I had to face during my first trip to Cambodia was the prolific sex trade. Men travel from all over the world for the sole purpose of hiring young Cambodian girls, many still just children. It left a sick pit in my stomach. I returned to Cambodia in 2012 to train local teachers in the village of Svay Pak. Both Dateline NBC and CNN have done stories on Svay Pak, as it is well known around the world for the sex trafficking of young children. On YouTube, you can watch the full length documentary “Every Day in Cambodia” (featuring the AIM organization) produced by CNN. In the documentary, you can experience first hand the streets I walk and the people with which I work.

Agape International Missions School educates desperately poor children in order to create new opportunities for the children and their parents, breaking the horrific cycle of sex-trafficking.  This is where I work with and train the sweetest teachers in the world. This summer please pray for our team and pray for the vulnerable children of Cambodia.

Until we meet again, have a blessed and joyful summer!

Simple Sewing Projects for Kids (NO sewing machine needed!) from waddleeahchaa.com

We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of Felt, Button, Bead by Catherine Worman

To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries.

Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What has been the highlight of your summer thus far? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, July 27, 2014

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, July 28, 2014. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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Tara H July 8, 2014 at 8:22 am

I’m sure my highlight will be today!! We’re going to the Creation Museum today and tomorrow! :)

Jeannine July 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

Enjoy your day Tara!

tammy cordery July 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

What great ideas. I saw some from other times. I like the minecraft and the tree with buttons. Then button tree I think I am going to make it in a pillow, sounds good. Boy is it hot over here.

chris July 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

This felt book looks great. Such a verstile fabric and fun for kids and adults.

Have a wonderful trip to Cambodia !

TZel July 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

We moved to Hawaii!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants July 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

Great giveaway and great skill for young kids to learn! So far our summer highlight was our trip to Alaska!

Jeannine July 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

Alaska, I can imagine how beautiful! I haven’t made it as far north as Alaska but many years ago we traveled the Canadian Rockie Mountains and it was amazing!

maryanne @ mama smiles July 13, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I hope your trip to Cambodia goes well! Going back to Massachusetts was the highlight of our summer so far!

Ellie July 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I hope you have a great trip! I’m impressed with the work you’re doing. The highlight of my summer so far has been my nephew’s wedding, which we attended on Sunday.

Robin Guerra July 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Just relaxing, working in the garden and swimming in the rivers and lakes.

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