Kids’ Craft Camp: Simple Stitch Cards for Kids

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What what!  So happy to have Heather from The Sewing Loft sharing a brilliant kids’ craft idea today: little stitch cards, perfect for long car trips and/or practicing fine motor skills.  Take it away, Heather!

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.

Stitch Card

 

This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button

Materials:

  • cereal box
  • yarn
Tools:
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • 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!

  1. 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.
  2. Draw a simple design on the card- or better yet, enlist the little ones.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. Tie a knot at the end and start stitching from the back of the card.
These are perfect to have in your bag of tricks for an afternoon of fun.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather is the creative juice behind The Sewing Loft. She creates down-loadable patterns for stitchers of all levels. She is part of the creative team on Cool2Craft TV and her work has been featured in several magazines. For more easy sewing projects visit her on the blog or say hello on Facebook.
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3 Comments

  1. Love this craft and it’s so easy too! I’m thinking I’ll make a set for friends.

  2. What a GREAT idea! Love it! We have plenty of cereal boxes in our house – that’s for sure!

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