Do your children like to sew?
Letting children into my thread box is kind of like asking for a cotton thread whirlwind.
No matter how careful they are, my threads end up everywhere, tangled and knotted.
Then I saw this magnificent idea one day.
Simply wind a small amount of coloured thread around a wooden peg and thread the end through the hole at the tip. It keeps the thread nicely contained with no wastage. A responsible child might be given the job of winding on the colours. A perfect rainy day activity.
Fill a basket like this with a rainbow selection of colours. Add a needle case and a few needles and your child can start sewing whenever they want to. Independent sewing… have to love that!