Thank you Klutz, a division of Scholastic for sponsoring this post. Hands on learning and a healthy-dose of fun!
Looking for a fun and easy way to introduce sewing to kids? The Sew Mini Treats craft kit by Klutz (a subsidiary of Scholastic) is a great way to help tweens and teens get started. March also happens to be craft month and we are excited to be celebrating with Klutz!
My 10 year old daughter has been asking to learn how to sew for awhile now, but I am not a sewer myself. This craft kit was the perfect introduction, plus she got to make the cutest mini treats. My 13 year old son also asked to join in and learn how to sew, so it ended up being a fun family bonding activity. I have seen both of them show off their finished creations to their friends while video chatting.
About the Sew Mini Treats Kit
The box contained everything needed to make 18 mini food items. You’ll find cute ideas such as sweet treats, pizza, breakfast foods, fruits, and vegetables.
There are two different stitches the kids learn along with plenty of helpful hints, clear instructions, tips and tricks to customize designs, and step-by-step photo examples. Once my kids learned the basic how tos, the kit provided a great independent activity they could do after school and on the weekends. I love hands-on activities that teach my kids basic life skills in a fun way!
Inside the box you’ll find:
- 48-page book
- 12 felt sheets (9 colors)
- 32 yards of embroidery floss (8 colors)
- 2 embroidery needles
- 1 oz of polyester fiberfill
- 19 paper patterns
- 60 pre-cut felt eyes and cheeks
Felted Play Food Patterns:
- Toaster Pastry
- Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Ice Cream Cone
See more of the Klutz craft kits for kids here!
Learning to Sew
There are 3 sheets with clearly labeled cardboard patterns that punch out. Kids use these to trace on to the felt and then can be used over and over again.
My daughter made a happy looking felt toaster pastry first. Isn’t it adorable? She was very pleased with the way it turned out and enjoyed her first sewing project. She even felt confident enough to move on to a slightly harder felt pear for her second project.
Her overall thoughts about the Klutz craft kit:
The felt foods were fun to make. They turned out epic and cute. They made me want to sew more. The instructions were easy and challenging at the same time.
Pretend Play Shop Printables
A hands-on learning activity using the finished Sew Mini Treats, is to have them set up a pretend shop selling their handmade creations. I have include a few simple printables (for free!) that you can print and use with your children. The printable pack includes open and closed signs, receipts, and price tags.
→Get the printables free HERE.
*Please note that the printables aren’t part of the kit. They are something I made to offer our readers to help promote imaginative play.
Have the children set their own prices using the tags. Use a hole puncher to make a small hole in each tag and then tie with string. Then they can fill out the receipts with the items their pretend customers purchase. It’s a great way to incorporate everyday math! My daughter enjoys every opportunity to use our pretend money set.
Find out more about the Sew Mini Treats and see other Klutz craft kits HERE.