Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I was looking for a simple winter craft for my lunch buddy mentors to do with their little buddies that didn't involve any paint/glue drying time and would end with a finished product that first through sixth graders would be proud of. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for but "designed" a pipe cleaner and pony bead snowflake that seems to be a hit. Here are the directions:
Take three chenille “pipe cleaners”. Wrap each around each other in the center so you have spokes like a wheel.
Put three beads on each spoke. Work over a tray so the beads don’t roll on the floor.
Take a fourth pipe cleaner and wrap one end of it just above the beads on one of the spokes.
Put two beads on the new pipe cleaner and wrap it around the next pipe cleaner above that spokes’ three beads and repeat until you have made a circle around the spokes of your snowflake.
Put five more beads on each spoke and bend the top of the pipe cleaner into a circle and wrap the remaining end above the last bead to keep it in place. Be careful of the wire tip of the pipe cleaner as you are wrapping!