Thursday, August 13, 2015
Foxy Friend Printable
Thrift and antique stores are great places to find books like the "Do-It Book" from McCall and Golden shown below. I'm often surprised at the advanced level of crafts considered appropriate for young kids. Tools like carving knives, saws, sewing machines, etc. are shown as a perfectly normal thing for a kid to be using, but I don't know many parents who let their kids use sharp objects. I let my son carry a pocket knife and use saws around age 10 with supervision, and he was very responsible. We only had one injury, to a picnic table bench he was using as a saw horse. But that was a great opportunity to teach him about wood putty and paint!
What is a favorite craft from your childhood you passed on to kids in your life? We had a lot of fun with pipe cleaner animals around ages 5-6, which were a great road trip activity.
Thanks for stopping by and keep living the cute life!