Wednesday, May 14, 2008

nature bracelets

What could be better than taking a walk out in nature on a beautiful Spring day? Try collecting treasures and making something beautiful...to wear...instantly as you walk! This is a perfect activity for a three year old on up...I certainly had fun!


Supplies needed:
-duct tape ( try clear or white) masking tape works pretty well too
-grass, leaves, seed pods, flowers, petals

To create a beautiful one-of-a-kind nature bracelet:
- rip a piece of tape to fit over the wearer's wrist with enough room for it to slide off
-if using duct tape for a tiny wrist, cut/rip the tape in half down the long strip to make a narrower bracelet.
-connect the sides with the sticky side facing out and the smooth side against skin
-go for a walk
-collect treasures and add them to your wrist as you go
-admire your/your child's handy work and give thanks for all of the beauty at your finger tips



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9 comments:

  1. I love the strips of color on your bracelet. I think that they would translate pretty well to a knitted wool cuff, though I shouldn't be thinking ahead to winter knitting on such a glorious spring day!!

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  2. What a great idea! I'll try to put in on practice.

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  3. Thanks julie and doodlebug!

    If anyone gives this a try I'd love to see your unique creations. If you have a flikr account, just drop me a line to come check it out. Fun!

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  4. mayaluna, I'm going to try this with a slight variation at my son's school carnival today. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the beautiful tutorial!

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  5. OH MY GOSH....I am TOTALLY stealing that idea to use with my preschool art class. I love it!

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  6. snippety gibbet,
    Hope you and your art class have fun. It's such a great group activity. One tip: pre-cut the strips of tape so they are ready to go. Duct tape can get wonky on you if you are in a rush to do many wrists at once!

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  7. Oh how fun...how simple and appealing!!

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  8. what a fantastic idea, we are gardening today so will definately use your idea - thanks :)

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  9. Hey, Maya.....I linked to this post at my preschool blog: http://artforittybitties.blogspot.com/2011/04/flower-bracelet.html

    I love this idea. jan

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