My six year old daughter decided she wanted to learn to crochet this summer. She then decided she wanted to enter something in the fair, even though all she had made so far at that point were crocheted chains for necklaces, bracelets, and shoe laces. I worked with her to teach her to single crochet and she decided to make a white belt.
I think the belt was about four inches long for a very, very long time. She kept making funny loops over the tops of the stitches, which we would pull out and start the row over. Finally, she stopped making the loops and the belt grew by leaps and bounds.
The deadline for entering and dropping off entries just happened to be in the middle of Vacation Bible Camp, which I was helping to teach. It made for a crazy day, with me teaching her how to sew on buttons and weave in ends after camp and before running to the fair. As a result of Vacation Bible Camp and me being disorganized, only my daughter entered anything in the fair. Maybe next year for me.
She was very happy to get ribbons and three whole dollars, which are burning a hole in her pocket.