Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Preschool Activities: Construction Paper Jewelry

By Tiffany & Brooklyn Rudd

In my opinion, there is just something magical about construction paper. Something about the bright colors and thicker texture always seems to bring out the creativity in my kids (and in me)!
Just the other day I had a craft idea I wanted to try with my kids. So I gathered a bunch of colors of construction paper and cut them into 1/2 inch strips. I grabbed glue sticks, tape, and a stapler and called my two oldest to the kitchen table.

Then my baby started to cry...

And my toddler needed a diaper change...

And my mom called with a quick question...

Finally, 10 or 15 minutes later, I was back to tell my kids how to do the craft project I had planned. The fun thing is, they had gone ahead without me! My plans went out the window as they involved me in the super creative ideas THEY had come up with on their own.
Today Brooklyn will be sharing her craft idea, Construction Paper Jewelry! Are you ready for her detailed instructions? Here they are in her exact words...

STEP 1: You cut it, fold it, glue it, and tape it to make pretty stuff you can wear. Mom does the staple thing. They can poke you.

STEP 2: You go show the cousins how cute you look.
These last two pictures were just too funny not to share! This girl seriously cracks me up! :)

So, get out your pack of construction paper and create your own custom line of jewelry today. Or, better yet, let your child direct craft time and watch the magic unfold! Tomorrow I'll let Cameron share his construction paper craft with you. In his own words, "It's pretty cool!"

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  1. Don't you just love kids' creativity? You never know what they are going to make. Please tell Brooklyn that I think her construction paper jewelry is very pretty :)

  2. I remember making paper chains as a kid. It would keep me entertained for a long time. Thanks for sparking that memory. The jewelry is really cute. We will have to try that when our 4 21 month-old toddlers get a little bigger and more coordinated. Please link this post (and any other arts, crafts and play posts) to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  3. Thanks! Wow, your 4 little ones are so cute! I can't imagine 4 toddlers at once, so you deserve a medal. :) I linked up on your website and enjoyed looking around! Thanks for the invite!


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