mother's day cross stitchDLTK's Crafts for Kids
Cross Stitch for Mom

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Two beginner cross stitch patterns for children to make for mother's day!  The first pattern (large heart) works great with plastic canvas or aida cloth.  The second pattern would be best with a small count Aida cloth (6 or 8)

I rate these projects as Age 10+ as they take quite a time commitment.  Unless your child is quite committed to crafting (or to making something for mom), I wouldn't recommend you try it much younger... having said that, my 6 year old daughter loved doing the first one on a plastic canvas.

mother's day cross stitchTo learn more about cross stitching, check out our "How to Cross Stitch" directions.

When I do these projects with the girls, I encourage them fill in the white backgrounds with white cross stitch instead of leaving it unstitched.  The long rows of single colored stitches are terrific practice.  But it's completely up to you!



Craft Templates:

"Mom" in large heart Template  easiest

I "Heart" Mom with flowers Template


Printable version of these instructions