Although children love to make their own jewellery, most beads that are available in the shops are much too pricey for their casual experiments. Making your own beads solves this dilemma. Those crafted from pasta tubes such as penne or macaroni are cheap, easy to thread and lots of fun to make.
Packets of dried pasta are available very cheaply at most supermarkets. Any size can be used, from smaller types such as macaroni to larger ones like penne that may be easier for very young children to work with. Once they've been painted, have dried and optional glitter has been added, they can be threaded onto a string to create a cute and colourful necklace, bracelet or anklet that your child will be proud to wear or give as a gift.
: We took approximately an hour and a half, including drying time for the paint. However, this will vary depending on the child's age and abilities.
: 5 -10's although younger ones may enjoy it too if they're closely supervised.
# Dress Up
# Fine Motor Skills
#5 to 10s
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