Put out a collection of beads and see what your child(ren) come up with! Materials Beads (we went with metallics, pearlized, wooden, glittery types etc.) Craft wire Scissors Directions Have an adult pre-cut lengths of wire. We went with lengths that were approximately 20 cm or 8 inches. Lace your beads onto the wire. You could explore patterns, different colour combinations etc. One trick our daughter employed while doing patterns was to line up her beads in her desired order in the groove of the work surface, planning before she put them on the wire. When you have reached a desired fullness (depending on the thickness of your napkins), twist the remaining wire together. Have an adult trim off any excess. We then took the twisted portion and tucked it inside a bead that it was beside (this is where the larger holes of a wooden bead come in handy!) Make a set and give them to someone special! * If you want to paint your wood beads to match your holiday decor, we find that sticking them on a BBQ skewer (with a small bead at the bottom to hold them in place) works well. To hold it steady and to allow for upright drying, stick the skewer into floral foam. Purpose Fine motor skill development (lacing). Exploring patterns. Creating gifts for giving (thinking of others). Safety Notes Beads can be a choking hazard. Therefore keep them out of reach from children 0-3 or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Wire should be cut by an adult. If you use a BBQ skewer to paint your beads, exercise caution- they can be sharp! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.