Davina here - Hannah and I are both big fans of Mollie Makes magazine and often find ourselves very inspired by the makes in the magazine but frustrated as we don't have enough time to make many of them. Neither of us have much solo craft time any more since becoming parents but do manage to make a lot with our daughters as a really enjoyable and meaningful way to spend time with them. Elfie (my four year old) found my DIY Cross Stitch Pendant giveaway (see above) from this month's issue and asked if she could have it and that made me realise that a lot of the makes in Mollie Makes can easily be adapted for kids.
Here are 3 makes from Issue 51 of Mollie Makes that can easily be altered for kids to craft:
1. Cross Stitch Pendant, which is this month's issue's (No 51) giveaway craft. This idea can easily be duplicated by kids if you cut out card into interesting shapes and make holes in the card for your kid to sew through like a sew and lace card. I love these easy geometrical sewing cards by Mr Printables.
2. Instead of transforming an old vintage suitcase into a beautiful case for you why not turn it into a story box like Harriet does from Little Art in Berlin or a fancy dress box.
3. Take inspiration from this DIY crochet rug and make a pom pom rug with your children. If they are very young make or buy the pom poms and let them choose the order they go in. If they are older you can all make the pom poms together first. See this great pom pom rug tutorial by Liz Stanley at Say Yes.