This crafting idea comes from Wire Art, a book printed back in 1977. It's actually a pretty useful book, and covers all of the possible artistry you can make with wire. Here, the book shows how to use window screen as a base for weaving or a collage. Older kids could definitely try these techniques; most window screen and craft wire can be cut with regular scissors (just use crappy utility scissors, as you won't want to wreck your nice sharp ones).
Here's a color version of the embroidered piece above, from the color section in the center of the book:
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.