My DGD's 13-yr old step-sister spent a couple of days with me as she was 'grounded' by her mom for being rude. To keep her from being bored I took her with me to the local quilt shop as I needed a few things. She saw an apron pattern and her first comment was that she'd like to make one for her mom (as an atonement, I guess). So we bought the pattern and the materials to make the apron. She did it mostly on her own, and I'm quite proud of her accomplishment.