Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We've Gone a Little Loopy!

We're on to week two of Miss M being sick (notice the red nose) and now that she's just starting to get over it, daddy is also sick and Miss H is starting to come down with it too. Time to put the thinking cap on for some extra indoor activities to shoo away any signs of boredom. Sometimes it's just good to fall back on a golden oldie. I imagine that many of you who read Busy Brissy Mum may already know this activity but it's still good to put it out there for those that don't.

Fruit Loop Threading

You will need...

Fruit Loops (The cheaper version or Cheerios will also work)
Pipe cleaners or string/ wool
If using string or wool you will also need some bodkins. They are big blunt threading needles. You can get these at art or craft stores such as Spotlight or Speedy Art Supplies if you live in Brisbane.

It doesn't get any easier than this. Thread the Fruit Loops on to the pipe cleaner. If you've used string instead, remember to use a Fruit Loop knotted at one end to stop the other Fruit Loops from falling off as you thread.

When you've finished threading, link the two ends of the pipe cleaner together to form a bracelet. For a string bracelet, just tie a knot. Now you're ready to eat...um...wear your beautiful bracelet. And, if you enjoyed the activity you can make a matching string necklace.

Using a pipe cleaner means that this activity is one that even the littlest of hands can try, along with some help. That is of course if any actually make it on to the pipe cleaner without heading to the mouth first! It is a bit of a munchy, crunchy, loopy kind of activity!

2 comments:

Julie said...

Love the idea of the pipe cleaner. Haven't seen that before. Thanks.

Busy Brissy Mum said...

It does make threading a whole lot easier Julie. You don't have to attach anything to thread with cause the wire is enough.

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