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Toddler & Preschool Sewing Card

by Heather, Dollar Store Mom

Sewing is fascinating for kids of all ages. I have seen some cute hacks for preschool sewing activities, but I have to credit my husband for coming up with this super easy and fun preschool/toddler sewing card project. You probably already have all the supplies you need to make this project, and it only takes a minute to put together. Your child will be occupied for awhile, too!


  • Piece of construction paper or cardstock
  • Length of yarn
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Ball point pen
  • Hand towel


1. Place paper on towel, and poke holes in paper with pen. You can use a random pattern or a pattern that forms a picture, like a heart.

2. Make a “needle” with a short length of pipe cleaner. Bend the end of the pipe cleaner securely around the length of yarn.

3. Your preschooler can use the pipe cleaner “needle” to sew through the marked holes. You will probably want to demonstrate it for him, and get him started.

That’s all there is to it! Don’t be too structured – allow your child to sew into whatever holes she wants to. There’s no wrong way to do this fun activity!


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  1. Love this idea!! I have everything for it, no off to make templates for my little girl who loves to craft!! =)

  2. When I used these at school, I used boot laces! Then you won’t have to make a ‘needle’! You can put decorative tape around the perimeter to make the card stock sturdier. If you put holes in a grid pattern you can use it to teach math terms, too. These are good to keep in the car.

  3. AWESOME my little Monster was so enthralled with my new sewing machine the other day that I have been on a search for begining sewing projects to get her started.

  4. Too cute! My little daughter always looks over my shoulder while I sew and wants to do it sooo bad! This will be great for her to feel like she’s just like Mommy! Thanks for always sharing your ideas!

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