23 February 2010

Serious Beading



I have to get more beads. I have to do this more often. Why? Because this activity kept both Josh and Zoë quietly occupied for over an hour. I would have been happy with occupied, but quietly occupied deserves more than a passing mention.

I got the idea for this from Traveling Longhorns and her post about how to make a treasure keeper necklace. (Go check out her blog; she has some fun ideas for crafts and such!) I haven’t gotten around to getting those “treasure keepers” for the necklace yet, but boy, was this fun for the kids to do nevertheless!

During our trip to Central to get the wig for Josh, Zoë and I saw this little stand selling all sorts of beads. I couldn’t resist getting some even though I knew that I would get a lot more variety at much lower prices somewhere in Sham Shui Po.

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Josh patiently made his own necklace and bracelet.DSC05925
This is the necklace that I made for Zoë.DSC05941

And this chocolate and vanilla BRAY-seh-let (that’s how Zoë says it)…

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Zoë strung the beads herself!

I still have leftover elastic string from the activity, but I will have to go get more beads. I’m thinking what a cool birthday party activity this might be… and the kids can make their own party goodie. Hmm, not too early to start planning for Zoë’s party…

16 COMMENTS:

Meera said...

aww such cute kids! and love the idea! i need to this for myself too...i miss childhood! :)

jen@odbt said...

I love all the beads especially the second bowl. That is a great quiet activity. Will you be wearing some of their creations?

Nezzy said...

Yep, beads will keep little ones occupied for hours. Too sad eventually boredom will come. The kiddos and their creations are adorable.

Have a super fun-filled day!!!

Dandy said...

I love Josh's concentration look. I think this would be an awesome party idea!

Wanda said...

Wow....some serious beaders there at work. Dahlia too can spend forever making jewellry. It's where to put it all afterward.

JennyMac said...

That is some serious beading. Love the look of total focus and concentration.

Keyona said...

Lael loves beads both in her hair or on her arm. You can be so creative with them!

Always a Southern Girl said...

Hi, What a fun project to do with little ones. It's great for their little fingers. I hopped over from "More than words"

Aunt LoLo said...

So cool!!! I think Myrnie does this with her daughter...but it's just a bucket of beads and a plastic lanyard that they unstring after they're done playing.

Elle Bee said...

That's so awesome! What a great idea! My twins don't turn 2 til October and I'm already logging ideas for their birthday. :o)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

No, it's not to early to start planning because maybe Baby Boo and I will fly out for the celebration!

Love the idea of the beading. Looks like they both loved it too.

Alicia said...

How fun! I bet that kept the kids entertained for awhile! I should do that too! LOL

Lindy said...

I agree - beads are always a hit!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great activity. I'm going to have to get some beads now.

Imperfect Stepford Wife said...

Beautiful activity that I loved to do with my girls when they were younger.
Never a miss...unless kids start to swallow them. That's another story.

Nice pics.

ModernMom said...

We love love beading here! Your pics of the beads are beautiful, as usual!

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