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 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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  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!!

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

  7. Oh how simple and appealing!!

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

  9. Hey, Maya.....I linked to this post at my preschool blog:

    I love this idea. jan