Kit Includes: "The Kindness Quilt,” hardback story book by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace; illustrated directions; 7 laminated instruction cards for some more difficult steps; fifteen 4 ½ by 4 ½ fabric squares (they will choose twelve to use); 12 ½ by 16 ½ inch fabric backing; 12 ½ by 16 ½ batting; 1 needle in a container; 1 spool of thread; 4 quilting clips; a pair of scissors; twenty 4 by 4 sheets of paper (15 mixed pattern and solid colors, 5 white); 1 glue stick; colored pencils; a ruler; a pencil sharpener; and one 12 by 18 piece of paper (will come rolled, lay out and put books on for a day or two to smooth out). (Optional-there are sections where you will need an iron. Should you not have one available, we will give you an alternate method to smooth out sections). This activity helps build the following skills: concentration, coordination, small muscle development, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, development of three finger grasp, care of self, and left to right progression for reading and writing development. Your child/student will learn the following stitches: backstitch, running stitch, and blind stitch.
Optional purchase: crafting tray to hold pieces (colors vary)
Recommended purchase: It might be fun to shop for a thimble with your child/student, especially if you are working with a younger student that is more likely to poke themselves.
Creator: Sewing and crafting Kit prepared by: Caroline Moulsdale, Owner and Lead Educational Consultant of ABC Crate, LLC, with Credentials in Early Childhood Education (Preschool and Kindergarten) from CMTE/NY, 2001; Elementary Education I (grades 1st to 3rd) and II (grades 4th to 6th) from Delaware Institute for Montessori Education, 2015; BS from The University of Delaware; Lead Teacher in Montessori Education for 18 years, and Parent Education Director for 8 years. Andrea Keller-Moore from Hidden Fox Studio assisted in the creation of this crate with her knowledgeable sewing skills and expertise.
Ages: 8 & up, ages 5-8 will need parent supervision the entire time