I found this little kit at Moomah while on a trip to New York a couple of weeks ago. I loved that everything we needed (needle, thread, material, button) was already inside the box. With projects like this, so much time (often more time) goes into the gathering of the materials than the actual execution. I've been thinking about trying to get Mateo into a little hand sewing as a way to strengthen his hands. He complained at first about how "hard" it was to pull the double-threaded needle through, but he eventually finished both sides by himself.
After he was done, he gathered these curious (and not so curious) objects for some safekeeping.