Super Simple Beadwork Ornaments

Today we made another couple of ornaments for our little Christmas tree, and Penguin really enjoyed this. As soon as I got the beads out he came to sit down at the table and was keen to get started!

Super Simple Beadwork Ornaments for the Christmas Tree! An Easy Craft Activity to do Together, and great for working on Fine Motor Skills. For more Advent Activities, visit us at sensationallearningwithpenguin.com

So, after putting some suitable Christmas tunes on, this is what we did:

Firstly, I strung a sequence of beads on a piece of string. We used an elastic string, as it’s nice and sturdy for threading the beads on. At first I was thinking of using yarn, but that was too soft, making it way too fiddly.

I then put another set of the same materials that I’d just used on a wooden tray, for Penguin to make his ornament from. He looked at my ‘model’ and copied it. It all went really well and much quicker and more smoothly than I’d expected, and it was really enjoyable! I think we’ll have to get more beads, they can be good for practicing  quite a few things, such as counting, patterns, shapes and colours, as well as fine motor skills of course.

IMG_8396After tying the ends of the blue elastic string together, to make a circle, we used black yarn to make loops for hanging the ornaments. I tied the knots and Penguin cut all the ends off. Then we hung them in our tiny tree. Ta-daa!

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9 thoughts on “Super Simple Beadwork Ornaments

  1. I love this idea, especially using elastic! Wool is always a nightmare, but this looks brilliant and I’m sure they’ll last much longer this way #kidsandkreativity

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  2. These look great! I love making Christmas decorations with my children, and this is one they can enjoy with minimal input form me. Thanks for sharing at #KidsandKreativity, hope to see you back next time x

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