I have one childcare family that has a couple school aged kids and they sadly don’t get to my house very often anymore. They had a nanny for much of the summer but she took a few days off and lucky me, the kids were able to come back a couple of days.
These two are the craftiest kids I’ve ever had. They love doing anything with paper, paint or craft supplies. If you’ve ever been so kind and sent me craft goodies in the mail that are kid friendly, it’s like that these two were the main two using the goodies.
Being they were coming I decided to try something new with them…
Stitching 101. I’m sharing the idea here today as I know most of my readers have a someone in their life that might like trying it too.
We cut the burlap a little bit bigger than the hoops. I showed them how to put it in the hoop. Then we took a sharpie marker and made a design for them to stitch. Then we started stitching. The main goal was for them to understand the up and down motion of the needle and to learn how to get the needle near where it needed to be. It’s really introduction to embroidery or cross stitch.
The oldest gal took off like crazy with it and loved it. She was doing everything on her own in no time. She is going into 3rd grade.
A couple of the other girls wanted in on the action and he gal below did really well too. She is only going into kindergarten.
The kids had LOTS of fun. I’ll be watching thrift stores and garage sales for more wooden frames. They like to keep the finished project in a frame. I was also informed that I need better selection of yarn colors. So I’m hoping I can find a bag of yarn at the thrift store that just has small rolled up balls of leftovers.
All in all for a first attempt I’m impressed. The one that was making the letter “A” went on and did more designs on the burlap around the “A”.
It was really fun. I love when I can come up with something they like and can do…and is a cheap craft. Who knows, I just might have started a girl on getting interested in cross stitch.