Moulin Roty Sewing and Kitting Kit Teaches Youngsters the Basics

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 by 4 Comments
Moulin Roty Sewing and Kitting Kit Teaches Youngsters the Basics

I was a very “crafty” sort of kid, so the children’s craft section is my favorite part of any toy store. I haven’t been able to convince my son he wants to learn to knit, but I think this sewing and knitting kit from Moulin Roty is absolutely adorable.

If any of you have a have a child who is interested in learning about sewing and knitting, this would be a wonderful gift idea.

The set features five types of wool, a French knitting dolly, wooden knitting needles, crotchet needle, sewing needles, thimble, scissors, tape measure, buttons, thread, and tapestry thread packaged in a vintage style cardboard suitcase.

The main drawback to the Moulin Roty kit is the high cost, but it’s actually not that expensive compared to many of the high tech electronic toys kids want.

If you have a child who shows a genuine interest in this type of thing, I think it’s totally worth it to give them access to high quality tools instead of always buying the cheap plastic knockoffs companies typically market to kids.

When I was about eight, I received an art kit from my grandparents for Christmas with oil pastels, charcoal, and little tubes of watercolor paint. It was the type of set you’d normally purchase for an adult and came in a beautiful wooden box.

My parents were appalled by how expensive it was, but I was thrilled to have “grown up” supplies to draw with. I was also exceedingly careful not to break the pastels or spill any of the paint on the carpet.

For the craft projects my son shows a genuine interest in, I make it a priority to buy him the highest quality tools we can afford. His favorite thing to do is “make stuff” in my craft room, although I admit that I won’t let him touch my supplies unless he is supervised at all times.

Photo credit: Alex and Alexa

 

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at danahinders.com.

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  • http://www.befreebies.com/ BeFreebies.com

    My grandma used to knit and crochet all the time but unfortunately I never asked her to teach me, and now she’s gone and nobody else in my family knows that skill. Is this something you can learn on your own… or is this a skill best learned in a classroom setting if you don’t have a friend/family member who can teach you?

  • http://www.momhomeguide.com/ MomHomeGuide

    My kids would love to learn how to knit, but I don’t even know how!

  • EdelweissKnits

    Yes, you can totally learn on your own! When I first began knitting I didn’t know anyone who knit or crocheted. I used YouTube and books to learn. And now one of my children is learning crochet the same way. And there are tons of groups on Facebook and on Ravelry with lots of people who are happy to help. :)

  • http://www.befreebies.com/ BeFreebies.com

    I will check those out. Youtube is a great idea! and I would enjoy joining a group, too, for help. Thanks!

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