INSIDE: Beaded Heart Craft a a great fine motor craft for Valentine’s Day. Create a colourful beaded heart and work on those fine motor skills necessary for writing and so many other key skills.
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Beaded Heart Craft
This is a fun and easy fine motor craft that your kids will love. The best thing about this craft is that its super easy to set up. Grab a bowl and fill it with colourful pony beads. I didn’t worry about the colours. Let your little one choose what colours they want. The pony beads I used also had uniquely shaped beads such as stars, hearts and even animals. So this was a great opportunity to talk about all the different shapes or animals they were using to decorate their hearts.
To start, first fold the pipe cleaner in half and invite your little one to thread the beads on toboth sides of the pipe cleaner down to the center point.
Then once they have put enough beads on, invite them to twist the two sides of the pipe cleaner closed to make a circle. Younger kids may need help with this.
Then create another point in the center where the pipe cleaners are attached pointing inwards towards the bottom of the heart.
Age Suitability for Beaded Heart Craft
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Beaded Heart Craft
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- Pony beads
- Pink, purple and red pipe cleaners
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