Easy Mother’s Day Craft Even Your 3-Year-Old Can Do

I saw a beautiful beaded necklace in a catalog and wanted to get it. Until I saw the price. It was over a hundred dollars!

Taking a second look I realized I might be able to do it and possibly even get my son involved.

A trip to the craft store later and I was set.

The best part?

I had most of the materials. And if you have ribbon, paint (I used kids washable paint) and paint brush then you will have most things too.

I purchased wooden beads (make sure they have holes through them) for about $8 and then I was ready.

The hardest part?

Getting my 3-year-old to stop playing with his toys to do it.

Once he started though, like most toddlers, he was game. He painted most of the beads and then I taught him how to roll it around the paint to create a marble effect. He chose the colors and I strung the whole thing together. It was so fun-I’m definitely doing it again for grandma on Mother’s Day.

Homemade Valentine's necklace

 

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Creative Friday: More Peace Please

Anyone else reluctant to take down their Christmas decorations? I am. Especially since I worked so hard on them this year sans Christmas tree.

Yes, I still have them up. And will probably keep them up until the next holiday comes on by. {don’t judge me.}

Until then, I decided to redo one last holiday craft that can possibly be used year round especially in light of our recent Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. It’s my bowl of peace. Remember them?

Well I still had leftover styrofoam balls from my snowman project and floral wire so I decided to let peace go. And here’s what happened:

I used the same technique that helped me to create my snowman snow globe. All I did was thread floral wire between a letter ball and a foam ball. Then, I just placed them next to each other. Easy, peace-y.

What have you been working on lately?

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