Dulles, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2010
Although the current entertainment trend among kids rarely goes beyond the odd videogame; parents are realizing the benefits of getting their kids involved in crafts and art such as sewing. To help kids learn the entertaining art form; kids -sewing-projects.com has started a sewing contest that goes on till August 15. There are several prizes to be won and some extraordinary sewing projects to be completed and the contest is not restricted to kids; grown ups can also participate if they have an easy sewing project that children will enjoy.
In order to be eligible for the contest; the participants will need to send in a sewing project with easy to understand directions and at least one picture of the project as it looks when being made or when completed.
When contacted about the contest, Debbie Madson of http://www.kids-sewing-projects.com said that she was keen on encouraging sewing as a hobby among kids and wanted to show parents how the hobby can harness creativity in children while being a great stress buster, which is what led her to introduce the website in the first place. She went on to add that sewing was used by parents from different cultures for years to teach children the importance of perseverance and patience and also as an activity which was simply a lot of fun.
She also stated that the contest presents the ideal opportunity for parents who learned sewing as kids themselves to work with their children on a project for the competition and pass on the art form from generation to generation. When quizzed about what makes sewing so important, Madson stated that unlike the modern forms of kid's entertainment; sewing involves the parents and the child and is the perfect way to spend some quality family time with the child.
The contest also has some fantastic prizes aimed at encouraging sewing as a hobby. Winners of the contest will get the informative and in depth Kids sewing Curriculum from kids-sewing-projects.com that comes jam packed with over 100 sewing projects put together with easy to follow instructions in a single PDF document; parents who want to teach their children the fine art of sewing which may turn into a life long hobby for the child will find that the curriculum has everything that is needed to show a child how much fun sewing can be. Also, the winners will get a $25 gift certificate to Joann.com.
Contestants who help the site to reach their first 100 project mark by referring other children and parents will stand to win a bonus prize of a Brother sewing machine. The entries will be judged on the basis of creativity and the simplicity of the design along with how aesthetically pleasing the creation is.
Madson said that everybody from the kids-sewing-projects.com team is extremely excited about the contest; she also added that they have already received several from enthused parents and kids and were looking forward to getting many more. On a parting note, she stated that this was the website's very own way of encouraging parents and children to take up this healthy and green art form as a hobby.
So, parents its time to get those needles, threads and sewing machines out and start sewing with your children to create some fantastic and never before seen designs. Contest ends August 15th so start TODAY.