I started my current addiction to English Paper Piecing with hexies. I think of them as the gateway drug in the EPP world. (ha ha) I have done hexies (and hexie swaps) for almost every holiday, color, pattern, and several themes (cats, anyone?). The Kiddo was intrigued by this hexie phenomenon and asked if he could try to make some, so I was happy to have another project to work on that he can be part of, too. He had a blast learning how to make them and he made some sweet hexie ornaments as Christmas presents this past Christmas.
I think hexies are a great way to introduce hand sewing to kids and get them involved in hands-on making. The Kiddo agrees.