When you’re a beaded craftsman, your kids often want to get involved, too. To them, it looks like fun and gives them a chance to make something of their own that they can wear or give away. Here are 5 great craft ideas for kids that use number beads.
# 1 – Numbers garland
Depending on the age of your child, you can get larger numbered beads that will work well with little hands. You can have them string the numbers by placing a different rhythm or knot in the middle for them to deliver to your room. A great way to educate kids about their numbers, it also allows them to show what they did.
# 2 – Curtain of numerical beads
If your child has a closet in his room, instead of him freaking out or hiding there, you can ask him to make a bead curtain with numbers. You can design it in a number of different ways, for example each strand could have one number and then hang the consecutive numbers or each strand could have all the numbers or number lines running through it.
This is a great option because number beads are relatively inexpensive, generally made of durable plastic, and can be strung with whatever durable stringing material you have that isn’t terribly expensive. It will also allow your child to make some decorating decisions in his room.
# 3 – Belts
Kids love wearing belts and letting them make one themselves using beads in a great way so they can take pride in their looks and practical work. You can use the large or small strung beads to make a beautiful belt that you will want to wear. Doing this item will also increase dexterity and fine motor skills.
# 4 – Decorating your shoes
Kids love their shoes and they love to decorate them, whether it’s with colored crayons, ink pens, or beads. You can have them put number beads at the end of their shoe strings or you can have them glue them together. Many kids wear Crocs style shoes and love to add little decorations to them. Let them paste some numbers here and there.
# 5 – Jewelry
There is a wide range of options available for jewelry. There are clasp bracelets and necklaces, tied or stretched. Not just for them, but they can make a personalized gift for a friend, family member, or teacher. The pride that the child will have in giving something they did for that person will be immense and will help to develop good self-esteem and confidence in them.
Allowing children to create their own crafts helps them develop fine motor skills, increases manual dexterity, and can give them a sense of pride and accomplishment that will boost their self-esteem and confidence. This is something parents work on when it comes to their children. Using these 5 kids craft ideas and number beads will allow you to do just that.