To avoid the “I’m Bored” blues during the summer, I like to have a few fun things in my bag of tricks for the kiddos!
Stitch cards are my solution! They are easy to pack, low cost and kid friendly.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- empty cereal box
- embroidery needle
- hammer & nail
Okay, so it may seem funny to see Hammer & Nail on the “tool” list but I promise, it is super easy!
- After you have polished off your cereal, open up the box and cut out cardboard to size. I suggest 5″ x 7″. It is easy to fill and can be placed in a frame to give to Grandma.
- Then draw a simple design on the card- or better yet, enlist the little ones.
- With hammer and nail, punch holes all along the drawing. I suggest about every 1/4″ to 3/8″. Think of connect the dots! *Tip- have something underneath it to protect your work surface. I just used an old cardboard box.
- Now, pull out your colored yarn and thread up your embroidery needle. (My girls are using a plastic one. It has a large eye for them to thread.)
- Tie a knot at the end and start stitching from the back of the card.
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