Craft Ideas For Kids | Easter-Inspired Embroidery Board Decorations
My little girl (age 4) was excited to see our new Easter-inspired embroidery boards by Rico Design. She instantly wanted to give it a go. They are meant for older kids, so I was reluctant to begin with. But she was persistent, so I agreed. The only instruction I gave her was to try and go through the same side of the board with each stitch.
This was a huge challenge; her instinct was to turn the board round after every stitch. She succeeded most of the time, but occasionally the thread went around the edge. It actually added character and worked just as well. We had such a great time, I worked alongside her and asked her to pick the colours for my designs. I enjoyed seeing her concentration and determination while sewing.
The finished results are so sweet - we will definitely be using them as part of our Easter decorations.
Sewing is brilliant for kids. Not only do they feel a sense of achievement when their project is complete, it encourages children to concentrate, focus, problem solve as well as develop their hand to eye coordination and fine motor skills. It's also a useful skill to learn for life.
You will need: Easter-inspired embroidery board, large needle and embroidery thread.
Thread a large needle with some embroidery thread, tie a knot at one end and start stitching. If you have an older child who would like a more challenging task, teach them to cross stitch.