This creative play craft and activity for Mother’s Day is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen of Inner Child Fun.
Make beautiful bracelets or necklaces for Mom
with this pretty bead “bouquet!” – Valerie
These beaded necklaces are so much fun to make, and they would be such a special gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. The best part is that everything you need to make one is included in the Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set by Melissa & Doug!
Beading is a great activity for building important fine-motor skills, but you can also use this educational opportunity with your child to work on creating patterns, counting, and even symmetry. I love that the end of each cord has an aglet on it to make stringing the beads a bit easier without requiring the use of a needle. My daughter, Emily, adored all the brilliant colors of this set–there are so many to choose from!
She happily crafted up three long necklaces with several wooden beads left over, and cannot wait to give them to her grandmothers! I am secretly hoping she set one aside for me too. . . . *ahem*
Wishing you and your family a very happy (and crafty) Mother’s Day!