Making a flower necklace is a great way to celebrate springtime. In this activity, your child will practice with patterns, repetition and tracing to create exact shapes. This necklace is so colorful and cute that it makes a perfect party favor, and can be used for Hawaiian Luau-themed parties or as a gift for mom on Mother's Day!
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- 2–3 straws
- Hole punch
What You Do:
- Help your child cut a length of yarn that is long enough to get off and on over her head, or the head of the recipient, easily.
- Have her cut the straws into 1-inch pieces and set them in a pile to the side.
- Show her how to draw the outline of a flower that is large enough for her necklace and sturdy enough to withstand a hole punch.
- Have her cut the outline of the flower out of the construction paper and set it aside.
- Encourage her to fold two sheets of construction paper in half two times.
- With the paper folded, show her how to trace the cut out flower on the top side of the paper using a pencil.
- Help her cut out the traced flower shape with scissors, cutting through all layers of the paper at the same time. She should have several nearly-identical flowers.
- Show her how to use the hole punch and help her punch one hole in each flower.
- Encourage her to thread the yarn through a straw, then a flower, and continue alternating the two until the necklace is complete.
- Tie the two ends of the necklace in a knot to finish off this adorable spring flower necklace!