Veronika loves accessorizing, so we made this pretty little necklace for her to wear to Easter brunch this weekend!
To start, we needed to decorate the “beads”, in this case Easter egg shapes cut from construction paper. I chose a few different springtime shades like purple, green, and pink. She loved decorating with markers, telling me very specifically which ones needed dots, lines, or sometimes silly drawings like “slippers”, and took her work quite seriously!
Of course there’s no need to stop at markers. Use crayons, add stickers or sequins, or embellish with whatever else is in your craft bin. To add some sparkle to her jewelry, we squirted a little glue onto each egg and sprinkled with purple glitter. This made the craft significantly more messy, but this girl loves glitter these days.
For some fine motor skills, encourage your child to thread the egg “beads” ribbon to finish the necklace. I punched a hole near the top of each egg, and gave Veronika a yellow ribbon. (Note: You can wrap a bit of tape around the end of a ribbon to make it more like the aglet of a shoelace, for easier threading).
She needed some assistance, but soon was proudly modeling her creation.
“Bunny!” she said with a smile, without any prompting at all.