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Monday, July 25, 2011

Bead Sticks

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We have a tub full of these lacing beads that come in lots of colors and shapes (balls, cubes and cylinders). I found them at a teacher supply store. You can also order them from Amazon here. The lacing strings were a little too tricky, so I came up with an alternative.
    1. Grab some wooden skewers
    2. Cut the pointy tip off
    3. Wrap a lot of tape around the bottom so the beads wouldn't fall off (rubberbands wrapped around would work too).
    4. Lace beads on the bead sticks!
    5. My 3 and 1-year-old could do this themselves and loved it. The sturdy stick made it much easier to lace the beads. Highly recommended.
  • You could also make a pattern on one stick, then see if they can copy your pattern on their own stick.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! My one and 1/2 yr old gets frustrated with beading string. He'll love this.

    Jen

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