Make a recycled sewing box - sewing basics for kidsA little over a year ago I received a message on my Facebook page the very second I hit 1000 likes.  It said something like “Congrats.  The first 1000 are the hardest.”  Asia from Fun at Home with Kids had been reading my blog and watching my page slowly slowly creep to the high hundreds and to my absolute delight gave me a mega shout out to help me reach the 1000 mark.  I was so shocked and extremely grateful.  Asia was a new online friend that I only knew from her amazing success on her blog.   I felt so flattered she was actually paying attention to me! Flash forward a year later and Asia and I are both part of the Rockin Art Moms (a small group of crazy talented women and bloggers who are passionate about spreading art and play for kids.  Check out our fb page here) and I get to review Asia’s awesome book 150 Screen Free Activities with Kids!  Wow, what a difference a year makes.  I am thrilled to share one of the many, many awesome ideas in Asia’s book.  I knew the minute I saw this sewing box I wanted to do it with my girls.

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Here’s the book- 150 Screen Free Activities You Can do With Kids.  You can see I have little post its falling out all over the place because it’s filled with fun art projects and play activities you can do with kids.

Make a recycled sewing box - sewing basics for kidsThe how to  for the sewing box is spelled out in easy to read directions and all the projects have pictures to go along with them.  The book is simple and easy to follow, which is what I really like about it.  In fact, I think that is a key component to why Fun At Home with Kids and 150 Screen Free Activities You Can do With Kids is so successful.  Asia creates really fun content that is doable no matter what your craftiness comfort level.

Make a recycled sewing box - sewing basics for kidsThe book is filled with recipes for all kinds of slimes, flubbers and doughs.  It has tons of small world activities and do it yourself toys.

Make a recycled sewing box - sewing basics for kidsMy girls loved this sewing activity.  Gigi recently sewed a piece of paper with a hole puncher and some ribbon, so I was excited to set up another sewing activity for her to dabble in.

Make a recycled sewing box - sewing basics for kidsI have to say though, my two year old loved this the most.  She was so into it and stayed in our art playhouse for quite some time sewing away.

Art Playhouse and art studio for kidsIf you don’t have 150 Screen Free Activities You Can do With Kids yet, it’s worth a purchase for the sensory slime recipes alone.  Asia is the slime master! (That doesn’t sound right but you know what I mean)  If you have young children and want to bring less screen time and more art and play time into their lives, this is a fantastic resource to get you started or continue wherever you’re at.  I’m grateful to have it as a resource on my night stand!

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