Below you will find many plastic canvas crafts activities and projects for kids, teens, and parents. Find out how to sew with plastic canvas and other crafts with the following decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children
4th of July Planter : Crafts Ideas with Plastic Canvas for Kids - - Create a patriotic planter with plastic-canvas flag hearts and a cross-stitch plant stake. The planter is assembled from inexpensive mat board or painted cardboard.
Aloha Tissue Box Cover - - This is an easy plastic canvas project.
Angel With Plastic Canvas - - Angels are symbols of peace, love and protection. You can make an angel which can be hung as a Christmas ornament, a guardian angel symbol over a restless child's bed or placed in an angel collection. This angel project is made in two parts. Make several of them, all in different pastel shades. You could also make a smaller version and cut out a heart pattern along with the angel body and make a garland of angels for the tree or mantle piece.
"A Star is Born" - - This kid’s craft project made from plastic canvas can be made as a door hanger for the new baby’s room.
American Flag Bookmark - - This is a fun plastic canvas stitching project perfect for after-school activities, girl scouts, and library days. Or make several and use as party favors for a graduation or school party. The sparkling metallic threads capture the spirit of a fun summer season. Enjoy!
Autumn Window Hangers - - Its fall again, time to put those autumn ornaments by the windows.
Baby Block Jingle Toy - - These baby blocks are the perfect Gift for the baby.
Baby Keepsake Box - - A nice storage box for your baby’s pictures and mementos.
Back Pack Flag - - Go back to school with pride in the USA. Make a plastic canvas flag to glue to your back pack.
Beaded Plastic Canvas Wind Spinner - - Enjoy the serenity of gazing upon this beaded plastic canvas wind spinner as it spirals in the wind. This beautiful project implies that it is difficult to create, when in fact it is not. Choose colors of plastic canvas to match holidays, room decor or even sports teams. Measure the plastic canvas by counting the holes for this project. If you make a miscut, it is not a big deal because plastic canvas is so inexpensive.
Bottle Collars - - Decorate every bottle in your home using these plastic canvas patterns. A fun Gift idea!
Bunny Plastic Canvas Coasters - - Need some quick decorations for an Easter party, spring birthday party, or even a women's tea party? You can make these coasters in a jiffy - stitch as many as you need!
Candy Cane Railroad - - This is a fun holiday project. Stitch it for someone who loves trains, toys, candy canes or Christmas "or all of the above" or make it as holiday decor for your own home. There are five 'cars' in this train. Attach clear fishing line to make into ornaments, or add magnets to make into a refrigerator decoration.
Cat In A Basket Pin - - This quirky plastic canvas pin features a white cat popping out of a basket with bouncing yarn. Make as a Gift and/or turn into an ornament or magnet.
Chinese "Double Happiness" Ornament - - This is a modern version of the Chinese "Double Happiness" icon. It is considered good luck to display it in your home.
Chinese Take-Out Box - - Create these neat boxes using plastic canvas!
Christmas Angel Pin - - Seasonal, sweet, simple! This is a quick-to-stitch project for group meetings, teacher Gifts, or as a Gift. This concludes our year-long series of needlework pins from Mary.
Christmas Star - - More than any other decoration, the Christmas star is one that becomes a family heirloom to be passed down through the generations. Instead of a generic store-bought star, why not make your own glorious creation from plastic canvas and metallic yarns? This handmade Christmas star will be the crowning glory of your holiday celebration.
Christmas Present Needlepoint Ornament - - Make a Christmas present needlepoint ornament, a wonderful craft project to make on rainy or snowy winter afternoons. It turns indoor time into fun time.
Christmas Tea Ornament Set - - Make these charming ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree this season. For little girls, moms, daughters and grandmothers, it brings to mind the fun of a Christmas Tea Party.
Clover Out of Plastic Canvas - - Make a clover out of plastic canvas for a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day decoration or a symbol of good luck any day. With a few simple materials, you can create an attractive clover with three or four leaves.
Colorwheel Picture Frame - – It’s so amusing how plastic canvas can be so pretty and colorful when you get to finish a project such as this one.
Computer Desk Set - - Use these plastic canvas computer replicas to hold pencils, paper clips, and more.
Cross in a Pocket Project - - This is a cute little reminder that anyone can carry. It is simple enough for children, but also interesting enough for grown-ups. It should take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.
Country Elf Ornament - - This little guy will bring Christmas cheer to your tree or to the face of a Gift recipient. Why not make several for nursing home patients or an ill friend. His little star glows in the dark and reminds us not only of the happiness of the season, but also it's peace.
Country Santa Ornament - - With his patchwork coat and glowing star, this little guy will be a cheerful addition to your Christmas tree ornaments.
Country Snowman - - With his patchwork coat and glowing star, this little guy will be a cheerful addition to your Christmas tree ornaments.
Cuff Bracelet - - Stitch a Cross Stitch design on plastic canvas, add a button and a loop fastener and create a cross stitch bracelet.
Festive Ornament Frame - - Here's a nice little picture frame ornament for your loved ones this holiday.
Flamingo Pin - - This vacation-themed project is next in Mary’s delightful series of pin designs to wear. Think summer, think fun in the sun, good music, good friends – and take along this nice and easy project to stitch while you’re on vacation.
Fly Swatter SWAPs - - Here's a fun swap to make you smile.
“Freddy the Frog” Lightswitch Cover - – Bring some zest to your otherwise boring light wall switch with this fancy craft project. Just ask Daddy to install it though.
Funky Hearts Pin - – This is another great plastic canvas pin project with this quick Valentine’s Day project. The red and purple metallic colors are so festive!
Funny Face Light Bulbs - – There’s simply so much you can do with colored plastic canvas! Take this craft project for example…
Gingerbread Magnet - - Gingerbread men are beloved characters and Christmas decorations. You can make your own in a plastic canvas project that can be used in many decorations.
Gingerbread Man - - A gingerbread man is also a project that a new plastic canvas needlepoint crafter can do. You will be able to have this project for a child who is learning the art of plastic canvas work. One sheet of canvas will be plenty for you to make several gingerbread characters for your holiday decorating.
Grandparents Day : Easy Plastic Canvas Patterns Instructions - - Here’s the perfect Gift for Grandparents Day (September 9) - a heart-tugging wall hanging that names all the grandchildren. For extra sentimental appeal, let the children stitch their own personalized hearts.
Hair Accessories - - Here’s a new idea for plastic canvas - fashion accessories for your hair! This stylish set offers four pretty pieces to top off your wardrobe, what a clever idea!
Hat Box - - Make this plastic canvas box that is shaped like a hat! Fun!
Hot Air Balloons - - Let your imagination fly with this art craft project.
Hunny Bunny Frame - - With its versatility, this plastic canvas can be made into virtually anything that one can imagine. You can create picture frames shaped like a bunny’s face.
Itty Bitty Easter Bunny - - Here's a quick-and-easy plastic canvas design to herald spring and get ready for Easter. This is a great project for a Girl Scout troop, or a mom-and-me afternoon treat.
Jack-O-Lantern - – Halloween decorations are fun to make with plastic canvas and bright orange and black yarn. One of the icons of this spooky holiday is the Jack-O-Lantern, or carved pumpkin. Make your own in this delightful yarn craft.
Ladybug Landing Pin - - Seasonal, sweet, simple! This is a quick-to-stitch project for group meetings, teacher Gifts, or as a Gift to grandma for Grandparents' Day.
Library Book CD Holder - - These useful books are made with plastic canvas created to store about 10 CDs in one holder.
Lion & Lamb Pin - - Seasonal, sweet, simple! This is a quick-to-stitch project for group meetings, teacher Gifts, or as a Gift to grandma for Grandparents' Day.
Locker Magnetic Mirror From Plastic Canvas - - One staple of an outfitted school locker is a small locker mirror to check your hair and face between classes. Why not make a unique locker mirror from plastic canvas in your choice of colors? With a magnetic back, it is easy to use and keep safe inside your school locker.
Log Cabin Plastic Canvas House - - Have you ever wanted a little village of cute houses to decorate a shelf? Once you get the hang of it, you can make houses in a variety of styles.
“Lotsa Love” Tote - - This tote bag made from plastic canvas is made from loving hands.
Lunch Box - - Believe us when we say that this plastic canvas lunch box really opens!
Lunchtime Fun - - Carrying a lunch to school can be lots of fun with this colorful lunch sack! Stitched with bright designs, our unique tote features convenient handles that are just right for little ones to hold.
Martian Mask - - Here's a fun mask to make for Halloween.
Nativity Christmas Ornaments - - Use these nativity ornaments for your Christmas Tree or Set them up with a Background for a small Nativity. This would also be fun for a 4th - 6th grade Sunday School class project during the Christmas season.
Needlepoint Gift Box - - It's true, sometimes plastic canvas gets no respect in the craft world, but it deserves some! It's a fantastic material for all kinds of structural crafts, such as this beautiful needlepoint Gift box.
Neon Flames : Plastic Canvas Activities - - Here's a fun mask to make for Halloween.
No Soliciting Door Hanger - - If you are getting tired of people buzzing by doorbell to sell something, why not create a “No Soliciting” sign to stop peddlers from stopping by your house.
Numbers in Plastic Canvas - - Display your pack or troop number in your room with numbers in plastic canvas - the perfect craft for proud Girl or Boy Scouts.
Ocean & Sailboat Key Holder - - Create this craft as a Gift for your special someone who is a sea lover.
Ornament Coasters - - Just got those school pictures back of your kids, now here's a nice little picture frame ornament for your loved ones this holiday.
Panel Box - – This crafts contains not only a pattern for this plastic canvas box, but also several great embellishment ideas.
Patriotic Pinwheel Napkin Ring - - This project created a design that makes a festive accessory to your picnic lunch this holiday. Shaped like a pinwheel with a ring to hold a napkin, it will dress up your table and lift everyone's spirits. Alternate finishing ideas: a plant poke or fridge magnet.
Patriotic Pinwheel Pin - - Show off your pin craft when you show up at the parade.
Plastic Canvas Blech! Coaster - - Kids can turn this plastic canvas craft into a coaster, doorknob hanger or go one step further and create their own wacky jewelry box.
Plastic Canvas Coaster Patterns - – Beverage spills can easily be avoided by making this neat coaster craft project. Now you won’t need to wipe that mess on the table.
Plastic Canvas Cross Bookmark - - Weaving lanyard through plastic canvas can create lots of fun textures. Make this pretty in pink cross bookmark to use with a book you are reading.
Plastic Canvas Butterflies - – You can use up those remnants of yarn to make plastic canvas butterflies. You can sew the butterflies to curtain tie backs, bedroom lampshades and napkin rings. Glue them to wreaths and floral sticks to be placed in arrangements. Make a plastic canvas tissue box cover and embellish it with a batch of your handmade butterflies.
Plastic Canvas Earring Holder - - Plastic canvas has the perfect size holes to set pairs of earrings and pins into. You can easily make a holder that can hang on a bedroom wall or be set neatly into a jewelry box or drawer. Once you see how nice these holders are, you can make some for others on your Gift lists for any occasion.
Plastic Canvas Easter Basket - - Crafting this Easter basket is inexpensive and as easy as lacing a shoe and tying a knot.
Plastic Canvas Hmmm Coaster - - Hmmm... Why not make a bunch of funny face plastic canvas coasters starting with this one? They can also be hung on doors or as the start of a jewelry box.
Plastic Canvas Peace Coaster - - Keep the table clean while you make a statement with a plastic canvas peace coaster. This craft also works well as a hanging decoration or ornament.
Plastic Canvas Pencil Holder - - Plastic canvas is a sturdy craft material which is suitable to make a desk set. You can pick bright colors that will be appreciated by children and teens for their study areas or color coordinate more sedate colors for a home office or professional’s desk. You can use needlework to stitch the main body of the pencil holder with yarn.
Plastic Canvas Purse - - Express your personal style by crafting a unique purse from plastic canvas and your choice of yarn colors and styles. It is simple to make a sturdy and fashionable purse that can hold all your things. This type of handbag can be created in any size you need.
Plastic Canvas Race Car - - Here's the perfect answer to a "boring" summer day: engage your son or daughter in a little stitching with this fun plastic canvas race car. Even if they don't want to do the stitching after you've cut out the plastic canvas shapes, it'll be a breeze for you to stitch up and they will spend hours of fun playing with the car. Let's pretend we're on a cross-country race in the backyard.
Plastic Canvas Smiley Face Coaster - - Protect furniture in a cheerful manner with this plastic canvas smiley face coaster. Kids can also use this craft as a decoration for their room.
Plastic Canvas Snowman Head Ornament - – This is another great craft project idea for the Holidays.
Plastic Canvas Thanksgiving - - Plastic canvas can be a fun hobby for children and adults and it is a great way to add some fun new Thanksgiving decorations.
Plastic Canvas Uh-Oh Face - - Create a craft that makes a great coaster, ornament or even a decoration for a kid's room. Uh-oh... how will you decide what to use it for?
Plastic Needlepoint - – Wait… Is that the sound of decades crashing together? Yes, iPod meets plastic needlepoint is a little bit like Hannah Montana singing backup for the Bee Gees - but in a good way… Because while it would have taken the entire decade to needlepoint a case for our 8-track tape player; this carrier sews up in a snap.
Playful Winter Penguin - - This is a fun, quick-to-stitch design. The plastic canvas medium makes it strong fso it can be glued to a picture frame, a memory book cover (What I Did on My Christmas Vacation...), or made into a refrigerator magnet. Download the pattern for a bonus snowflake design.
Pumpkin Patch Pin - – This is a great craft project to make for Halloween. You could also organize in groups and wear this patch as a “badge of honor” as you go on trick-or-treating.
Pretty Bookmarks - - Simple designs stitched on colored canvas make these bookmarks ideal projects for beginners. Created on 10 mesh canvas using embroidery floss or satin ribbon, the pretty markers are thoughtful “thank you” Gifts for anyone - for any reason!
Reindeer on Duty - – There’s nothing like a door hanger that says everything you need to know on a busy Yuletide season.
Santa's Kiss - - This 3D santa holds a special treat in his mouth that you can only see when you squeeze his 'cheeks'.
Snowflake Windsock - - Welcome in the snowy winter days with a windsock woven together with tinsel pipe cleaners.
Soccer Ball Key Chain - – This makes for a great personal Gift idea to the best soccer mom in the world! Make a dozen or so and distribute it to all the mommies who constantly cheer on your team during soccer matches.
Spring Flowers - - A bouquet of flowers bursts into bloom with this colorful springtime wreath. Hung on a door or in a window, these pretty buds are a lovely way to greet the season!
Star Tree Topper - - This is a fun, quick-to-stitch design. The plastic canvas medium makes it strong so it can be glued to a picture frame, memory books cover (What I Did On My Christmas Vacation...), or made into a refrigerator magnet.
Summer Bug Catcher - -ere Here’s one easy bug catcher to make for kids to forget about the “I’m bored!” mode.
SWAP Tree - - Make a display to hold your SWAPs. Each branch can be a different event or theme or you can organize them by date!
Tetris Magnets - – Follow this easy guide to making your fridge a colorful palette.
Treat Bags - - Halloween would never be complete without these trick or treat bags.
Trick Or Treating Bag - - Make this easy tote bag for the little trick-or-treater in your life to use on October 31. It uses Kreinik's fun glow-in-the-dark threads.
Tropical Fish Pin - - Having fun in the sun? Of course! Take along this little project when you vacation this month, and your fingers will be as happy as the rest of you. Then wear the pin when you return, and you will have a memory to last the rest of the summer.
Valentine Mailbox - - Fun for kids and families to pass notes back and forth! You can also create this mailbox for everyday notes by just leaving the heart designs off and doing your stitching in gray or any color you wish
Watering Can Pin - - Having fun in the sun? Of course! Take along this little project when you vacation this month, and your fingers will be as happy as the rest of you. Then wear the pin when you return, and you will have a memory to last the rest of the summer.
Welcome Home - - This row of tiny houses spells out a cordial welcome for your guests. Turned around, the pieces create a quaint little village on a shelf or table.