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Teaching children to knit can be a great satisfaction for parents, but it can also be filled with frustration. Parents should understand how kids work and how they can be taught easily. They should also need to understand what their children's needs are. Some experiences show that moms would teach their kids to knit different knitting patterns for babies which they will find interesting to do. But, when exactly is the right time to teach?

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Many kids had started learning the craft of knitting when they were 5 or 6 years old. Some even started earlier than that. Since knitting requires hand-eye coordination and longer attention span, some says that the learning won't work well with kids. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Kids can learn knitting even at a younger age. Though parents may find problems on coordination, still, what matters is when they express their interest when they see you knitting. Start teaching them to feed the interest no matter what age they are. But remember, be willing to let go of the training if you find your kids bored or unwilling to learn.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


It is better if you introduce them to different knitting needle sizes and knitting needle conversion charts, though they might be loaded with numbers at first. They'll learn more of it as time goes by. You might start with teaching them finger knitting first. This method will help them improve their coordination. Next, let them try knitting knobby. This method will help them to work with yarn as well as dexterity which will be useful when they start handling needles.

You need to provide supplies for your kids. Try to let them work with wool first, for it is easy to work on and nice to feel on the hands. If you choose yarn, make sure it is medium or worsted weight. When it comes to needles, some people suggest that kids would work well with larger needles because it will be easier for them to hang onto big ones.

When they start with their project, teach them with the knitting method you're comfortable with. Explain to them that mistakes do happen and it's normal especially with the first few projects. But assure them that it is a lot easier in no time.

Parents, remember that the key is to be patient with your teaching lessons. Showing off their first project to you is way more rewarding and pays off every effort you spent. Enjoy the bond with your kids while knitting!

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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