Make a Toddler Sewing Card – Super Easy!

My husband came up with this super easy and fun 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 toddler 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 toddler 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 toddler to sew into whatever holes she wants to. There’s no wrong way to do this fun activity!

5 Responses

  1. Leah Says:

    that is so cute!

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  3. kelli Says:

    I love this idea of using the yarn + pipecleaner. I used craft foam sheets (precut in heart shapes) and just punched holes around the edge.

  4. kelli Says:

    I also found that Rexlace works really well — you don’t need a needle because it’s pretty stiff.

  5. Nancy Says:

    The pipe cleaner needle is BRILLIANT. I picked up a whole pile of plastic canvas squares at a garage sale or thrift store a couple years ago for my kiddo to play with but I couldn’t find a plastic needle with an eye small enough to fit through. This is excellent! Thanks!