I saw a great idea on this blog and it's been kicking around in my head for quite some time. You could turn your child's drawing into a stuffed animal! Since my son loves to fill up pages and pages of paper with robot drawings, I asked him to draw me a robot to sew for him.
He drew a pretty complicated robot, but I gave it my best shot.
My son was glued to my side through the entire process. I think it really sparked his interest to see his idea turn into something real. He was full of questions about sewing and my sewing machine, my trusty Singer 27. I love to model a maker mentality for him...I hope to encourage him to be creative. I sew and my husband builds electronics and plays music. I hope my kids pick something up that gives them a creative outlet.
In the meantime he has a cool new robot to cuddle up with.