Mindware Make Your Own Cross Stitch Wood Jewelry


(Mindware $19.99)

Testers liked this unusual kit for making embroidered Wood Jewelry. It’s a perfect way to learn how to do cross stitching while decorating 12 wooden pendants that can be worn as necklaces. The kit comes with a dozen pendants in seven different shapes, along with 12 colors of embroidery floss, 18 necklace cords, 12 jewelry clasps, 2 needles and 16 beads for finishing off the jewelry. A great craft kit for discovering different ways of cross stitching, back stitching and other tricks of the trade, such as how to separate the floss, and tie off the threads. It all takes patience, fine motor skills, and following directions, which, by the way are excellent. Once they get the hang of how it’s done, these pendants will make nice wearable pieces that girls can match to their clothing or give as gifts to friends. There are enough pieces in the kit to share for a play date. Keep in mind, the needles are real and sharp, so teaching kids to keep them in a safe place will be an important lesson about handling craft tools.

Ages: Older Early School, Tweens

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