Our church puts on an area-wide girls' camp for girls ages 12-18 - - this year I was the Stake Camp Craft Specialist (when I told Trevor he thought I was making it up - yes, it's a real thing!) - I had an assistant which was very nice. Plan fun, fabulous, yet cheap, crafts for 150 girls, each day for 4 days - phew!
I feel like every girl needs to learn to hand sew at least once in her life. So the last day of camp the craft was to embroider the camp theme, "Live Like You Believe". Surprisingly, most the girls seemed to enjoy it (I thought they might think it was too old-fashioned). They were able to take the project with them for the rest of the day and work on it during their spare time as camp was taken down, etc.
Here's a couple of the sample ones I made:
I had several templates of words printed out for them to trace, or they could just freehand the words however they wanted. Then they just took to it, trying out different ways of sewing as they went along.
I was able to buy the hoops in bulk, and the fabric was just cheap stuff from Joann's.