Fill In the Shapes A cute way to start: Stitch inside the lines.
Stretch a 10x10-inch square of burlap in an 8-inch embroidery hoop.
Paint various large shapes on burlap with a light coat of acrylic paint (too much will clog the weave); let dry.
Thread yarn onto a kid-safe needle, tie a knot at the opposite end, and teach your child a basic stitch (up through the fabric, then back down a few holes away). Have him vary the stitch length and cross lines to see the different effects.
Boho Wall Hanging Vary stitches and yarn types for cool art. Have your child map out her own design!
Cut a 12x14-inch rectangle from burlap. Trim the bottom edge into a point.
Using a fine-tip marker, lightly draw on your design, including a border at least 1 inch from the edge. Use the holes in the burlap as a guide to create a variety of shapes and lines.
Using one color of yarn and a kid-safe needle, back-stitch the border. Then fill in the design with different colors, yarn types, and stitches (see our Stitch Guide). We used a chain stitch, a French knot, a satin stitch, a split stitch, and a running stitch.
To add beads, knot the thread, stitch up through the burlap, and slip a bead over the needle. Hold the bead in place against the burlap, then stitch back down and knot to secure.
When the tapestry is complete, hotglue a dowel to the top edge. Hang with a length of embroidery floss.