Summer is great time to show your children the fun of arts and crafts! While crafts that use crayons, glue, and glitter can be fun, try giving your children a unique medium to work with and introduce them to specialty sewing threads. These specialty threads can provide extra durability, vibrancy, sheen, and quality to your children's craft projects which make them fun, interesting, and long-lasting. Below are several creative craft projects utilizing specialty sewing threads to try this summer.
Cross stitch projects come in almost every size and style imaginable. Everything from Christmas Tree skirts to sweatshirt designs can be created using this sewing technique. For children, smaller projects such as bookmarks or wall hangings provide a great way to introduce the skill. The specialty sewing threads required for cross stitch provide durability to projects, which means your children's crafts can last well beyond the summer. More ideas for children's cross stitch projects include the following:
- Christmas ornaments
- Room decorations
- Blanket designs
- Doll clothes
Friendship bracelets are an excellent children's craft and utilize specialty sewing threads like the ones used for cross stitching. The large variety of colors and styles of these threads means children can make countless numbers of bracelets, each as unique as the friend they give it to. The fact that specialty sewing threads also come in a glitter weave mean that bracelets can be made with extra sparkle. Friendship bracelets are not only a fun summer craft for your kids but also make excellent gifts for holidays, like the following:
- Friendship celebrations
- Valentine's Day
- Mother's Day/Father's Day
- Grandparent's Day
- Any fun holiday: St. Patrick's Day, Independence Day, etc.
Another fun summer craft project for children is making dream catchers. These beautiful creations can be made in almost any size and, like a snowflake, have their own unique pattern. They are simple enough to make that even little hands can create something fun and pretty. Specialty sewing thread is perfect for this craft project since it is durable, comes in countless colors, and offers options such as glitter-weave. Dream catchers make excellent summer craft kids' projects for the following activities:
- Church craft nights
- Birthday parties
- Play dates
- Service projects (for daycare centers or children's wards in hospitals)
- Family activity nights
Specialty threads can be used to create other kids' crafts as well such as bead necklaces, holiday art (Halloween spider webs, Valentine's Day hearts, etc.), lanyard key chains, and more. With so many crafting options, your children are sure to have a busy and creative summer!
For more information about specialty threads and crafts to do with the thread, talk with hobby supply stores, such as Singer Factory Distributor Inc.