Lucky for me, I get to spend at least two times a week with my best friends and their kids. We try to schedule play dates every Tuesday and Thursday. Our little ones have become so close they treat each other like sisters (AKA, an occasional hit or raised voice). Often times we try to come up with a craft the girls can do together. Most recently we made these cute recycled straw necklace craft. I got this idea from Jamie over at hands on: as we grow. She is one of my main resources for the activities I do with Mia. This kid’s activity in particular is great for fine motor skills.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Craft Punches
- Paper scraps
We chose some of our favorite colored yarn. Cut different lengths for bracelets, anklets, or necklaces. We cut them extra-long for the younger kids.
We also used various craft punches to create our own “beads” with circles and flowers from scrapbook paper scraps I had left over from other projects. Make sure the hole is large enough for little fingers to maneuver.
You can pre-cut the straws, or if your child is old enough you can allow them to do it with safety scissors.
Here are our little ones in action. Please ignore the dirt on my daughter’s face and shirt… oh and the disheveled hair…they were playing outside I swear! Ha!
The girls (ages 2-5) had a great time and were happy to take and wear them home from our play date.