Not Your grandma's craft
If the thought of knitting or crocheting brings grandmas to mind, think again. The fiber arts are making a comeback with an unlikely audience — your tween.
Working with textiles is the kind of hands-on activity that will benefit your kid in so many ways. These crafts are wonderful for improving fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, creativity, patience and even STEM skills. For atypical learners, they can also provide focus and calm. Plus, who doesn’t love a handmade masterpiece you can actually wear or display?
Whether your kiddo already has a textile craft they know and love, or have never tried it before, we've scoped out 10 awesome sites, blogs and channels to inspire them. From nostalgic needle felting to operating a loom, follow these masters for ideas that will get them knotting, threading and creating in no time.