Look through leftover beads to find an interesting assortment.
If you need more beads, check your local Thrift Store for some old necklaces.
Find some items that need to be decorated. It could be a hand held mirror,
a candlestick, a vase, or even a picture frame.
Spread white glue on the area to be decorated.
Cover the glue with beads and let dry.
Arrange the beads in a pattern based on color or size.
When the glue dries clear, be sure to tap off any loose beads.
Young children can do this project with
supervision, but do not leave the items for them to play
with. Small beads may come loose and are not safe for young children.
Note for Parents:
Every parent must use their own judgment in choosing which
activities are safe for their own children. While Creative
Kids at Home makes every effort to provide activity ideas that are
safe and fun for children it is your responsibility to choose the
activities that are safe in your own home.
Send us a note if you have any questions.
You will find everything you need (except a pencil and a pair of scissors) to
make two completed cranes: you can choose between a lovely metallic
gold, a brilliant metallic blue or a white with gold specks. (The
metallic paper makes the cranes shimmer in the light.)
Try to find a spot to hang each crane where the light can play with
the cut edges of the glass and crystal beads.
Children love making gifts for their parents and other adults who
are important to them. But what can they make that will delight the
person they are giving the gift to?
Here's how you can quickly and easily get lots of simple, high quality
gift ideas that you children can make. Guaranteed to be fun the
children making the gift, and a delight for the person receiving it.