Making potholders!! Do you remember ever doing this as a child? I do! Making potholders with a little loom and the loops can keep a child (or adult) occupied for hours!
This is truly a craft whose time has come again -- according to moi! Not only can your child make some lovely potholders (and who doesn't need a couple more), it also teaches eye-hand coordination, dexterity, working with patterns, math skills in counting rows -- and don't forget -- you get a handy-dandy little potholder when you finish!
At first, Maddy was not at all interested in learning how to work the loom (getting technical, aren't I!), but she watched me doing it and decided it looked like fun! We have a road trip coming up in a week or so and this might be a good little project to work on instead of watching dvd's all the way across Iowa.
Watch out -- the next project I plan on teaching Maddy from my own childhood involves embroidery thread and embroidery hoops. Yes, lots more craft fun to come at my house and none involve a glue gun!