I did a post sometime back about making jewelry with children. My daughter Grace was a little too young to make the jewelry we made so I did all the work for her. We did talk about patterns and colors, but she didn't get to actually DO the work. One of my readers made a suggestion of doing the bead work with pipe cleaners. Then my great friend Andie Jaye over at Crayon Freckles did it last week and inspired me to finally giving it a go. I am so glad I did!
Right away Grace was successful at putting her beads on the pipe cleaner. What a great skill for a 2.5 year old!
She put every bead on herself. She felt so proud of herself and I loved the joy I saw in her face as she worked.
We had our friend over who is only 22 months old. He wasn't as able to do the work so I helped him a lot, but towards the end he too put on two or three beads all by himself. I am amazed how fast kids pick up on new skills! It is a joy to see and watch.
With the happiness and fun this activity brought our household today, this is sure to be a new art project we do often!
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