There's a huge wide world of cross stitch embroidery out there, but when I taught a class at my daughter's school, I discovered there weren't a lot of truly beginner cross stitch kits for kids. 

So I've designed two very easy little mats that can be worked without a hoop and are perfect as a first project for kids wanting to learn how to cross stitch. Each kit contains Aida cloth (11 count), DMC 100% cotton embroidery floss, John James size 24 tapestry needle, and a pattern with instructions written for kids.

There is also a short How to Cross Stitch video on the Demo page.