Make Noodle Necklaces!
Odds are that your child came back from preschool or summer camp with a noodle necklace – a simple strand of pasta strung together to make a piece of jewelry that clinks just like one with real beads. Stringing beads helps develop the hand-eye coordination kids need to write, and noodles are just the right size for junior jewelry-makers. Plus, they’re non-toxic and inexpensive.
What You Need:
- Uncooked pasta in assorted shapes, all with holes in the middle for stringing. Wagon wheels, ziti, and other wide, tubular pasta shapes are perfect.
- Sturdy string, such as fishing line or bead string available in craft stores. Simple kitchen twine will work as well, but limp string can be harder for little hands to manipulate.
- Magic markers (optional)