Place the two craft sticks so that they cross each other. Wrap yarn around the center to hold the two craft sticks together. For smaller children, you can glue the sticks together first.
Once the center is secure, wrap the yarn once around one stick, then turn the cross 90 degrees and wrap yarn around the next stick, continue this process, pushing the yarn snugly toward the center as you work.
As you work your way around, you will begin to see the weave being created. Continue the weave until you have about an inch of exposed craft stick on each point of the cross.
From the last stick where you wrapped your yarn, trim it with scissors, leaving about 12 inches of yarn to work with. Thread the end of the yarn into a needlepoint or child’s needle, then push the needle through a few of the strands on the back of the cross.
Pull enough yarn through to create a loop and tie off.
Turn the cross over and add some white glue to the end of each stick. Press buttons into the glue and let dry.