Not your grandma’s craft
If the thought of knitting or crocheting brings your grandmother to mind, think again. The fiber arts are making a comeback among an unlikely crowd: tweens and teens.
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, these crafts can also provide focus and calm. Plus, who doesn’t love a handmade masterpiece you can actually wear or display?
No matter whether your kiddo already has a textile craft they know and love or has never tried one before, we’ve scoped out some awesome sites, blogs and channels to inspire their artistry. From nostalgic needle felting to operating a loom, the following craft masters present ideas that will get your child knotting, threading and creating in no time.