Val’s Crafty Corner: Beaded Necklaces for Mom

May 11, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This creative play craft and activity for Mother’s Day is  brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

Make a beautiful bracelet or necklace 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!

Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set

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!

Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set

Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set by Melissa & Doug

She happily crafted up three long necklaces with several beads left over, and cannot wait to give them to her grandmothers! I am secretly hoping she set one aside for me too. . . .  *ahem*

Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set

Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set by Melissa & Doug

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

Have fun!!


Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and 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 that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!

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