I bought my 7yo gs a crochet hook and his favorite color of yarn last month. He'd been asking me to teach him for a year. He didn't last 15 minutes before boredom set in. I figure we'll try again every few months if he wants. Meantime, I'm looking for a good macrame starter kit for kids, like the Klutzy Kids one, to get him for Christmas.
And, maybe a lanyard instruction book and some different plastic laces.