Beanie and Crevette had a little go at embroidery a few weeks ago. Beanie was leaving the pre-school she had been attending for a couple of years, and we wanted to put together a present to display in the classroom. We went for an embroidered canvas. The children chose what they wanted on there and I only supervised their work and helped when they wanted me to. I think they did a brilliant job!
What you need:
A range of outdoor-themed embellishments (flowers, snails, leaves, rakes, birds, branches, etc.)
What to do:
Start by gathering all embellishments and deciding where you want them on your picture.
Trace faint marks using a pencil to indicate where you want the embellishments to go.
Using the needle, pierce through the canvas to make it easier to put the thread through.
Sew the stems, then the flower heads.
Glue in other embellishments.
Make sure you sign your masterpiece before you give it as a present.
If you are looking for quick and easy activities to try with your children, why not try our washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts or even make your own play dough?
Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.
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