Sewing is such a wonderful craft for children to learn. It teaches wonderful hand-eye coordination and creating something with your own hands is always better. Galt makes a wonderful First Sewing kit that has been a huge hit in our home.
Make a butterfly bag, neck purse, picture frame, notepad cover and pencil case. Stitch the pre-punched sections together with the cord and decorate with foam shapes and stick-on gems.
The directions are super-simple to follow and my seven year old had no trouble creating her crafts. She spend literally hours making each one with care. She uses the items daily too! This is a great gift for anyone!