You can make a lovely necklace for yourself and your toddler using the simplest items and a little paint.
Get all of your supplies together.
- Paint – you can choose to do one or two colours depending on your child, or all the paint colours you can find.
- Paintbrushes – use bigger brushes for smaller toddlers and smaller brushes for older toddlers to help with fine motor skills.
- Macaroni – there are a few different types on the market but for smaller toddlers try to find short macaroni with a larger hole in the middle.
- Age appropriate scissors.
Paint your macaroni – allow them to use this craft to explore what happens when different colours are mixed and have fun with it.
Cut the string to the correct length. Ensure that once you’ve made the necklace and tied a knot, it will still be able to fit over your or your child’s head.
String the macaroni onto the string and tie a tight knot at the back.
You could also make little bracelets, wrap your necklace around your arm to create a stacked bracelet effect or you can create a much longer string that you can loop over your head a few times to create a strand of necklaces.