Find an old vinyl placemat. Use a hole punch to punch holes
around the placemat, about ½ inch from the edge and 1
inch apart. Tie a long shoelace to one of the holes. Let your
child "sew" the placemat by weaving the shoelace in
and out of the holes.
Sewing on Plastic
Purchase a sheet of plastic canvas or a package of plastic
canvas shapes (available at craft stores). If you are
using a sheet of plastic canvas, cut out a small square
for your child to work with. Thread a short length of
yarn onto a plastic needle. Show your child how to push
the needle up and down through the holes in the plastic
canvas to make yarn designs. Let your child use more than
one color of yarn.