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woodworking projects for kids - Kids Craft Project Beaded Wreath Holiday Ornaments

woodworking projects for kids

woodworking projects for kids

When our daughter was a little girl, we spent a weekend afternoon crafting up some really cute holiday wreath ornaments using beads and lace. You can find the craft supplies listed for this project at your neighborhood craft supply store in the general supplies area of the store.

This is a great project to do with older children who are age 5 and over with some adult supervision. Over the years, I have even done this project with local school groups, scouting troops, after-school programs and youth groups.

Materials Needed For Each Completed Ornament:

6" piece of pipe cleaner (I used clear ones and they are also called chenille stems)

16" to 18" piece of red flat edge lace that is 1" in width

1 package of green plastic tri-beads

1 package of clear plastic tri-beads

1 flocked teddy bear measuring approximately 1 1/4" tall

4" piece of gold metallic cord or gold metallic string

all-purpose quick-drying liquid craft glue

sharp scissors

24" or longer ruler

Note: When you purchase the flat edge lace (non-gathered lace) look for a pattern that has a hole that runs along the edge so that you can thread your pipe cleaner through it. The best type of lace to use also has a scalloped edge that runs along the outer edge.

Step 1: Cut off a 6" piece of pipe cleaner and a 16" to 18" piece of lace and set aside. If doing this as a group project, this step can be done ahead of time by a responsible adult.

Step 2: Slightly pinch one end of clear pipe cleaner and then thread on a green plastic tri-bead. Start threading on your lace followed up by a clear plastic tri-bead. You will want to continue this pattern for the length of your pipe cleaner. (green bead, lace, clear bead).

Step 3: Once you have the pipe cleaner filled up with beads and lace, shape it into a circle and twist the two pipe cleaner ends together. It should look like a round wreath.

Step 4: Glue the flocked teddy bear onto the wreath as shown in the picture. (he should look like he is sitting inside it). Finally, take a 4" piece of gold metallic cord and thread through the lace at the top and form a knotted loop so that it can be hung on your holiday tree.

Tip: If you can not find flocked miniature teddy bears, you can glue artificial flowers into the center or around the sides of the wreath to fancy it up.

Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in Pennsylvania who enjoys crafting, beading, crocheting and scrapbooking. You can visit Shellys online craft blog called Passionate About Crafting at http://passionateaboutcrafting.blogspot.com for free craft project ideas and tips. You can find a photo of the completed project on her blog at http://passionateaboutcrafting.blogspot.com/2009/11/kids-craft-project-beaded-wreath.html

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