This is a perfect activity for capturing your child’s drawing skills at a moment in time… Materials Canvas (can be purchased at an art supply, craft or dollar store) Embroidery thread (sometimes called embroidery floss) Needle (if a child is doing the sewing, choose one that is larger and more dull in nature) Scissors Pencil Ribbon Gift tag HappyMothersDay Directions Turn the canvas upside down. Draw a picture (we drew our family) lightly with a pencil. Thread a needle with the embroidery thread. Be sure to tie a knot at the end! Put your canvas up to a light source (like a bright window) so you can see the pencil markings through the canvas. Sew the outline of the drawing- be creative. We did a simple version, but we would love for you to share what you did. You can also fill it in or paint the canvas prior to. Sign one’s name and the date on the corner, write an inscription on the inside should you like. This is a great gift for Mother’s, Father’s, Grandparent’s Day or for a teacher at the end of a year. We attached a Mother’s Day tag: HappyMothersDay so which you could attach with ribbon. There is space for the child’s name and multiple copies per page for classroom use. Purpose Fine motor skill development, thinking of others Safety Notes Be sure to use scissors and a needle with adult supervision. Please like & share: 2 Responses Katie May 1, 2014 Andy says, “Is C sewing all by herself?” Mollie says, “What a great craft!” Reply Bonnie Scorer May 1, 2014 She is starting to! Her next idea is a bunny. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.