- This activity reinforces fine motor strengthening, patterning and insertion skills, and holiday traditions
Before You Start:
Fill small containers with red wooden beads and smaller golden beads. Have a pipe cleaner for each child plus enough beads to string the length of the pipe cleaner. (15 - 20 depending on the size of the beads.)
Let's Get Started!
After a class discussion on Valentine’s Day, family and the love we share on this day and every day, place this activity at the art center.
Bend the pipe cleaner into a "V." The child adds the wooden beads to both ends, patterning red bead, gold bead, until both sides of the pipe cleaner are full.
With a little help from a teacher, the ends of the pipe cleaner are twisted together and the craft is shaped into a heart shape.
Add an ornament hanger and the craft is ready to be hung or given as a Valentine’s Day gift at home or school.
This craft can easily be made into other shapes like candy canes, bells and snowmen.
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