Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!
  • Cordelia Flakk

    This is a cute idea. However, I remember going to a craft day at UMass Amherst when my daughter was 4. They handed her a piece of felt and a large needle. I said it seemed kind of sharp, and the instructor said, just watch. Lo and behold, she, and all the other preschoolers stitched amazingly, doing their real work. I asked her how she could work with such a sharp needle. She put the felt down, looked at me and said, “I’m being *careful* Mama.” So the lesson is, don’t automatically dumb things down for kids, they may not actually need it.

Related Supplies at Maker Shed