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Easy Stitch Cards

Easy Stitch Cards
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Heather Valentine
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These easy to make stitch cards are perfect for keeping little hands busy. They are the perfect way to beat the "I'm bored" blues! Low cost, easy to make, and kid friendly!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Easy Stitch Cards

Cut your empty cereal box to size. (I cut out a 5" x 7" rectangle so that the final masterpiece could be framed.)

Easy Stitch Cards

Draw your design. Or better yet, have your kids draw a fun design.

Easy Stitch Cards

With a hammer and nail, poke holes all along the drawing. I suggest spacing out the holes about 1/4" to 3/8" apart.

Easy Stitch Cards

Tip: Make sure to have some padding underneath the cardboard to protect your work surface. I just padded the 5"x7" cardboard with another piece of cardboard.

Easy Stitch Cards

Pull out your colored yarn and thread up your needle. (My girls used a plastic needle, which had a large eye for them to thread.)

Easy Stitch Cards

Tie a knot at the end and start stitching from the back of the card. Pull the needle up and down to connect the dots.

Easy Stitch Cards

These stitch cards are perfect to keep tucked in the car for long trips or even in your on-the-go bag as a quick and quiet activity.

Keywords

sewing recycled

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Ok, am I missing something? Is this the standard up and down, front to back stitch? I'm wondering why the line doesn't look more dashed but so smooth with very little space in between.If you look at the fifth pic you can see the space I mean at the last stitch done. It seems like a great idea, but I want to know why the stitching looks so much nicer than on most lacing cards.

posted by: Carly on 12.15.2015

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maybe the person who did this one used a locking stick on the underside? Like stitch down, come up leaving a teensy bit of space; then the next stitch went down, locked into the prior stitch's underside loop, then cam back up, leaving a mini loop on the underside for the next stitch. maybe?

posted by: Chrys on 1.20.2016

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If you take one stitch backward, traveling from under to topside, you come up thru the hole that is at the beginning of the "blank space." Take the needle thru the next hole to fill in that space and then come up thru the next empty opening. It's hard to explain, but if you think about two steps forward, one step back, it may help.

posted by: Carolyn on 1.30.2016

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Oh I love this!!! I just cleaned out the craft cupboard and wondered what I'd do with all the cereal boxes we have NOT used! Thank you :D Happy Summer

posted by: Jeanine on 7.23.2014

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I am doing this project with my four year old. I made a card with his name. We are doing the sewing together, and as we do each letter we talk about the letter name and it's sound. When we are done, he will have a tactile version of this name that he can practice tracing with his finger.

posted by: Stephanie on 8.27.2013

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