However it is a pretty awesome activity and is great for fine motor skills so as an alternative we painted some penne pasta and threaded them on to some wool. This is fab for preschool children because the holes are large enough for them to be able to join in. My 2 year old boy was over the moon and brimming with pride with his bracelet he made.
|Drews bracelet :)|
I used Tesco's Value penne pasta which is 30p for a 500g bag. Bargain!
We mixed some colours on a plate and painted the pasta. We made bright and pastel colour palettes
|Macey put out the bright colours|
|mixing pastel colours|
|Drew painting his pasta|
|Our pasta beads :)|
I tied the wool around a piece of pasta to stop them dropping off and I used a plastic needle (optional) to make threading a little easier for my youngest.
|pasta and needle tied to each end|
|threading the pasta.|
|chop the starting pasta and needle off|
|Macey's necklace :)|