Knitting, Beading, Paper Crafts & Sewing (And The YouTube Channels That Keep Us Making!)

With the holidays coming and winter upon us, crafting and making have taken over our house! Join us for a conversation full of recommendations for bringing maker arts into your home: we cover paper airplane making and origami, self-taught knitting, bead work, craft kits, and more. We also share resources for learning these handicrafts online, plus how our family organizes supplies for creative making. As always, we’ll share what we’re reading, too!

This is the final episode of 2020! We’ll take an extra week off over the holiday and be back the first Monday of 2021, on January 4. Talk to you then!


This episode is sponsored by StoryWorth, a perfect gift for grandparents and other loved ones this holiday season. No shipping is required, and you can gift a subscription right up until Christmas (great for last-minute shopping!). Save $10 at

Several of the tutorials below are on YouTube, which we usually use only with supervision/parents in the room in our home. Do what works for you!

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We’re saving our submissions for WYR this week so that we can do a whole episode in January based on your book recommendations–keep those emails and messages coming!

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YouTube Art Inspiration & Our Favorite Art Supplies

School has moved online, learning is happening remotely, and we have LOTS of time to make art. In Episode 12 of Kidliterate we give an update on how distance learning is going, offer ideas for learning visual art through books and videos, and chat with 11-year-old guest Clara about her favorite YouTube channels for art inspiration. As always, we share what we’re reading AND what you’re reading. Join us!

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

This episode is sponsored by Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, the best-selling book and podcast (now in its third season!). Look for the podcast wherever you like to listen, and thanks to Rebel Girls for sponsoring our show!

Just a reminder that our co-host and our guest are both 11 years old. Parents, use your own discretion when checking out the online resources and YouTube channels they recommend!

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