The arrival of my husband's new bass amp has provided me with an enormous corrugated box to work with. I've been hooked on embroidery these days - so I couldn't resist using the cardboard to stitch up some gift tags for Valentine's Day.
I cut out a piece of cardboard and pressed a cookie cutter into it to leave an impression that I could work from. You could also trace with a pencil - but I find this is an easier technique to use with kids and there are no pencil marks to erace.
Using a blunt needle, pierce holes into your shape. I spaced mine about 1/4" apart.
Thread your needle with yarn and - using a back stitch - fill in your design.
This is a great way to teach your kids some basic stitches.