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.


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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

14 Replies to "Stitched Easter Egg"

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    laurendaisycottage March 19, 2013 (6:12 am)

    Such an adorable dea! My toddler s stll young, but I thnk t’s a wonderful actvty. Thank you for sharng.

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

    Nce

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

    what a fun project our grandchldren would love ths. Thank you for jonng n the fun at the Thursday Favorte Thngs 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 wth plastc canvas, and honestly I’ve forgotten about t. Thanks for the remnder! Lttle Bt

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    Cynthia March 22, 2013 (6:05 pm)

    Ths looks lke such a fun actvty. I love how they look n the frame too.

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    Raine March 22, 2013 (7:21 pm)

    Love t! I thnk my kd 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 thnk I have the patence for that although I knt, crochet and sew. Where sewng s concerned, I loathe bastng and hand sttchng. However, I have been the recpent of sttchery and love t!

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    ladyladuke March 23, 2013 (10:17 am)

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

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

    Cute dea –love that you framed t. My kds are at the perfect age to do ths; thanks for sharng.

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    Elena March 23, 2013 (12:08 pm)

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

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

    Beautful and a fun dea!
    Thanks for sharng. I thnk I wll try ths n a couple of years wth my twns.
    Legh

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