Saturday, April 11, 2009

Paper Fish Necklace

This makes a great seasonal activity, too. Instead of fish, cut holiday shapes such as hearts or shamrocks.


Uncooked tube-shaped pasta, dyed or painted in bright colors
Construction paper
Hole punch
Shoelace (18 inches or longer)

Cut 3- to 4-inch-long fish shapes from various colors of construction paper; punch a hole for an eye in each fish.
Show your child how to string the painted or dyed pasta alternately with the fish shapes onto the shoelace; tie the ends together to make a necklace. (Instead of using tube-shaped pasta, you can use straws cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths, but these will be more difficult for toddlers to string.)

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