Necklace Craft

 mother's day craft for kidsWe had so much fun making this necklace, I really thought my son would lace a few shapes and proclaim he was done but he did every single one ! I helped him get the hang of lacing but in true 2 year old fashion he wanted no help after a few times. This can and should be made into a patterning lesson for children ready for that challenge.Fine motor skills , shape recognition and hand eye coordination all get a great workout while your little one makes something for someone special.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some foam sheets, scissors, a hole punch, and a large shoe lace. Shoe laces have a nice hard tip which makes lacing possible. Smaller shoe laces will work but the beads will pool at the bottom so don’t forget to tie a knot.
  2. Cut out different shapes from the foam. I asked my son which shapes he wanted and cut a handful of each.
  3. Time to punch holes. I did this but let my son explore with the hole punch and try before moving on to the next step. He was trying so hard I never got a still shot.
  4. Start lacing! With this over sized lace you don’t need a know at the end, but skinny laces will.
  5. Celebrate when they get a shape on, ask what shape and color it is.
  6. Tie a bow
  7. Wear it proudly moms!

 

Comments

  1. Laura and Steve Standage says

    Love the necklace idea; where can I find colorful, thick shoelaces like that?

  2. Carebear says

    You are so cute!!! Love seeing you in the necklace. And this is such a great non-messy craft. It will be fun for my two year old son AND his 6 year old cousin. Thanks for another great idea!

  3. Laura and Steve Standage says

    Thank you! And thanks for your blog in general. Our mommy-run preschool group loves the crafts you come up with. Very cute & fun (and educational)!

  4. says

    Hey Allie,

    The Itty-Bitty Bookworm will soon be publishing a monthly e-magazine. It will be a compilation of the best preschool activities around the blogosphere. I would like to include this idea (and pictures). If you agree to allow us to publish this idea, we will also publish your name, bio, and bloglink.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Hope your sweet little girl is doing well and your sweet big boy
    is enjoying being a big brother!

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