This simple activity requires just beads and pipe cleaners, and is a great opportunity for children to practice their fine motor skills.
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I bought some lovely wooden chunky beads that were perfect for this activity. I then got several pipe cleaners, made a large hook at one end and showed F how to thread the beads. He immediately wanted to try it.
For once we didn’t do this activity in the kitchen – partly because I wanted to make perfectly clear to him that these beads were not for eating!
I showed him how to make his beaded pipe cleaner into a bracelet, and I just managed to snap a quick photo of me modelling it before he wanted it back so he could take all the beads off. And start again.
The next day F saw the beads on the shelf and wanted to do it again!