Is your child an Anglophile? Does she love unsolved mysteries, stones, or at the very least, jewelry? If you answered yes to any -- or all -- of these questions, this artsy and historical project will be the perfect afterschool activity for you and your child.
What You Need:
- Modeling clay
- Elastic thread
- Stonehenge worksheet
What You Do:
- Download and print the Stonehenge worksheet.
- Let your child study it. What does she like most about the ancient wonder of the world? Why does she think Stonehenge was built?
- Have her use the modeling clay to create stones in the shape of England's famous historical site.
- Help your child puncture each stone with a needle.
- Set aside the clay stones to dry.
- Once the clay is hard, help your child thread the elastic thread through the needle's eye.
- Have your child decide the order of the stones.
- Help her thread the needle through each stone.
- Take the needle off.
- Measure the thread around your child's neck to make sure it is big enough.
- Use scissors to cut the thread to the appropriate length.
- Knot the two ends of the thread together.
- Let your child wear her completed necklace with pride! She can spread her love of history and learning to anyone curious about the jewelry's inspiration.