Stitched Easter Egg

Stitched Easter Eggs FiveLittleChefs.com Learn 3 simple stitches while decorating your own plastic canvas #Stitched #Easter #Egg. Create, learn, and enjoy! Where did the idea of a Stitched Easter Egg come from? I was taught how to cross stitch by my Mom when I was young. I started with small easy projects and progressed to large ballet themed pictures with MANY colors and details.

I thought my Little Chefs were ready to begin learning this skill. Easter Eggs are so fun to decorate because there are no limitations. We decided to learn how to do a few simple stitches on egg shaped plastic canvas’.

Ingredients

  • plastic canvas
  • plastic canvas needles
  • scissors
  • yarn – variety of colors all your choice

Directions

  1. Cut out egg shapes from the plastic canvas. You choose the size you would like to make.
  2. Cut a piece of yarn to about 18″. Anything longer was too hard for the Little Chefs to keep under control. Thread a needle making sure to knot one end. I found it easier to have 4 different colors and 4 needles. I make sure everything was available for them to grab and go. Crafting with kids is all about efficiency!
    Stitched Easter Eggs FiveLittleChefs.com Learn 3 simple stitches while decorating your own plastic canvas #Stitched #Easter #Egg. Create, learn, and enjoy!
  3. Choose the stitch you want to create. I made an egg with the 3 different stitches and variations. They were able to point to the one they wanted to create, then I showed them how to execute that stitch. Once Little Chef A learned how to do her first stitch she was able to replicate the other stitches just by looking at my example. Little Chef C needed more instruction.  Little Chef D needed my undivided attention.
    Stitched Easter Eggs FiveLittleChefs.com Learn 3 simple stitches while decorating your own plastic canvas #Stitched #Easter #Egg. Create, learn, and enjoy!
  4. It is best to stitch one row at a time. Little Chefs are not able to design the entire egg before starting. One row at a time is perfect. They will need help knotting the end of each row before cutting the yarn.
    Stitched Easter Eggs FiveLittleChefs.com Learn 3 simple stitches while decorating your own plastic canvas #Stitched #Easter #Egg. Create, learn, and enjoy!
  5. When the entire egg is completed let them sit back and enjoy their success making a Stitched Easter Egg while learning a few stitches!
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If you are looking for more fun Easter ideas try our Easter Printable Countdown and Mandarin Orange Jello with Lemon Pudding.

14 Replies to "Stitched Easter Egg"

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    laurendaisycottage March 19, 2013 (6:12 am)

    Such an adorable idea! My toddler is still young, but I think it’s a wonderful activity. Thank you for sharing.

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    Julie Bagamary March 21, 2013 (9:30 am)

    Nice

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    Katherines Corner March 21, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    what a fun project our grandchildren would love this. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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    theartfuldiva March 22, 2013 (7:52 am)

    adorable and looks easy enough to do!

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    DecorateWithaLittleBit.com March 22, 2013 (1:06 pm)

    Very cute. I used to love to make projects with plastic canvas, and honestly I’ve forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! Little Bit

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    Cynthia March 22, 2013 (6:05 pm)

    This looks like such a fun activity. I love how they look in the frame too.

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    Raine March 22, 2013 (7:21 pm)

    Love it! I think my kid could do that! Ill have to try :)

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    Emiliana Martin March 23, 2013 (12:13 am)

    That’s too cute. I don’t think I have the patience for that although I knit, crochet and sew. Where sewing is concerned, I loathe basting and hand stitching. However, I have been the recipient of stitchery and love it!

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    ladyladuke March 23, 2013 (10:17 am)

    I’ve never seen these, and they are so cute! What a great idea for a project.

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    Amy @mommetime March 23, 2013 (10:50 am)

    Cute idea –love that you framed it. My kids are at the perfect age to do this; thanks for sharing.

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    Elena March 23, 2013 (12:08 pm)

    What a great idea! These are so cute and make perfect Easter decor!

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    Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com March 24, 2013 (2:36 pm)

    Beautiful and a fun idea!
    Thanks for sharing. I think I will try this in a couple of years with my twins.
    Leigh

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