Rug Hooking for Kids

Rug Hooking for Kids

In addition to being fun, rug hooking provides some unique and often overlooked benefits to children of all ages.

The hooking motion (pulling the yarn or wool strips) activates and develops a child’s fine motor skills.

Depending on the project, the use of different colors can be an introduction to color theory.

Rug hooking projects stimulate critical thinking skills as the child first understands a set of instructions and then processes the steps necessary to finish a project. Likewise prior planning and understanding that actions have consequences are all experienced when crafting.

Patience and resilience are key elements of any craft project.  Rug hooking projects take time to plan, organize and complete.  In addition, crafting is a safe environment in which one makes mistakes and then finds the best path to correct them.

Creativity can be fostered as the child realizes that there is often more than one “correct” way to do something.  Colors can be substituted, patterns can be “customized” and what starts out as chicken can easily be transformed into a dragon.

Finally, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment are achieved when the rug hooking project is completed.

Please feel free to call us if you need any assistance selecting just the right rug hooking project for that special child in your life.