Teaching kids to sew opens up a whole new world of creativity. It's also inexpensive and a great boredom buster on rainy days! To start, cut out your shape from two pieces of fabric (or an old work shirt) and place the patterned sides together. Pin in place. Using a colored pencil, draw a line for your child to stitch over. Thread the needle and make a few stitches to get them started. Have your child sew using a running stitch (---), leaving an opening big enough for stitching. Turn the piece inside out by pulling it through the opening, then stuff it with cotton or whatever other soft material you have on hand, and tuck in the raw edges and close using a whip stitch (/ / /).