I am a huge fan of having small tricks up my sleeve for the kiddos and these little stitch cards are perfect for rainy days, long car rides or something fun to beat the “I’m Bored” blues.
- cereal box
- embroidery needle
- hammer & nail
Basic Instructions: Okay, so it may seem funny to see Hammer & Nail on the “tool” list but I promise, it is super easy!
- After you polish 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.
- Draw a simple design on the card- or better yet, enlist the little ones.
- Punch holes along the drawing with hammer & nail. 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 yard 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.