Tag Archive 'creating with kids'

Jun 12 2012

Beading With Toddlers

Beading with pipe cleaners

Easy Beading for Toddlers

Toddlers benefit from activities that use their fine motor skills and making bracelets and necklaces is fun. However beading with thin wire or string can be frustrating for 3 and 4 year olds. To make it easier for little hands give your 3 or 4 year old a pipe cleaner and a bowl of beads with large holes and watch them thread their own jewellery.

Another great idea is to thread pasta, again to make it easier for small hands cut a straw into a 1 inch long piece, tie your piece of string through the straw and leave a long end. Use the straw like a needle to push through the pasta to help the threading process.

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Dec 06 2011

Weaving with Old Cards

Published by under Creating With Kids

weaving using old cards
Do you have heaps of birthday or christmas cards you do not know what to do with? Why not give them to the kids and get them to practice their weaving skills.  This craft is probably suitable for kids aged 4 and up.
For this weaving we used the front of 2 gift cards (similar sizes).
1. On one card I cut slits about 1.5cm apart, leaving a 1cm boarder uncut on each side.
2. With the second piece of card cut strips long ways.
3. Then thread your long strips through the slits in the first card
Presto your very own weaving!
For more kids craft ideas visit out website www.baby-patch.com

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