I know our 9-year-old inherited this creative urge something awful. Since we're not living in our home right now and don't have much of our own stuff, his creative outlets have gotten a little plugged. He came to me the other night, almost frantic, "I just need to MAKE something!!!!" He disappeared and I discovered him a while later in the kitchen constructing some kind of umbrella out of toothpicks and aluminum foil.
Anyway, I'll blame it on boredom, but I gave in and let my mom teach me how to knit. It's addicting! I went out the next day and bought my own set of needles and two balls of yarn, hubby's mockery notwithstanding.
Molly quickly learned to appreciate the art.
If you don't knit, you may not know that knitting is essentially combining two different kinds of stitches to make different patterns. I've been using the Library of Knitting Stitch Patterns as a resource for making this sampler scarf for my 5 year old: