This past summer, I made sure to have a variety of cool, colorful and fun art supplies to carry us through the break. A lot of the stuff I found on sale and hoarded it into my closet until vacay started. Similar to my previous […]
For my daughter’s final bake sale of the school year, I had wild ambitions to make fancy cookies, lemon brownies and gooey sprinkled rice Krispy squares. Of course — In brown paper packages all tied up with string… But as it always seems, the night before, we fell short […]
(For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you.) Since making our summer fruit necklaces, Els and I have been on a necklace making roll. We found other fun beads to play with and some silver chains to go with it. […]
My daughter and I, have certain rituals before bedtime. As most people do. Besides the usual, no more snacks, ya should have eaten your dinner, go brush teeth, go brush teeth, go BRUSH TEETH, put on your pajamas, pajamas, PA–! Get in bed, I said – BED…! We do eventually get to the reading stories, giggling, cuddling and talking about our day… Somedays we even bust out our pencil crayons and color together in those relaxing color therapy books. But lately, we started a new thing where we like to make necklaces and bracelets with beads and string. It’s actually really calming and a peaceful activity before bedtime. And a special bonding moment, also.
Since we were quickly running out of beads, I searched online and came across these colorful fruit beads. I thought they would make the cutest summery little necklaces.
I already had some string on hand.
And my daughter and I, lay on the bed and beaded necklaces together every night before bedtime.
I tied a knot at the end of each last bead so it can’t move, and on each end of the string to make it adjustable. Click here to see how I did it on another one of my necklace posts.
We actually ended up liking them so much we decided to package them up for my daughter’s annual school fundraiser at school.
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So fun! And summery!
If you liked this, check out the handmade pom pom necklaces we made!
And stay tuned for some more necklaces we’ve been making – all really simple and cute. And such a great activity to do together with your little one.
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*always supervise little ones when playing with beads.
Sometimes it’s just the small and simple things that matter to show your mother you care. Besides the homemade card and DIY picture frame, the usual bouquet of flowers and chocolate… Why not throw in something else small and thoughtful and unique. Right? Like these. […]