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Val’s Crafty Corner: Beaded Necklaces for Mom

2012-05-11 by Valerie Deneen

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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!

Val's Crafty Corner Beaded Necklaces for Mom

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!

Val's Crafty Corner Beaded Necklaces for Mom

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*

Val's Crafty Corner Beaded Necklaces for Mom

Wishing you and your family a very happy (and crafty) Mother’s Day!

Have fun!!

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Valerie Deneen

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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