Chasing Cheerios

Friday, March 19, 2010

Petals & Leaves Necklace

O and I were thrilled that all of Guh-guh and Grandpa's camelias were in bloom when we were at their house this week. I thought it would be fun to make a simple necklace using the petals and leaves.

O pulled the petals off the flowers while I threaded a blunt needle with yarn. I tied a knot on the needle so that the yarn wouldn't slip off of the needle, and then I showed O how to thread the petals and leaves onto the yarn. She was a little frustrated after her first few attempts because she was pulling on the petals too hard and the yarn was tearing through the sides of the petals. After I showed her how to be very gentle and slowly slide the petals down the yarn, she was successful. She enjoyed making a "patterin" of leaves and petals, and I was proud that she persisted in this task (she wanted to quit at first when the petals kept tearing).

After she finished her necklace, she asked me to make a ring of petals on yarn to put on her hair bun. It looked so pretty...I wish I'd taken a picture :(


  1. Lovely idea, spring is in the air! Karen Sippy Cup Central

  2. Oh I love this idea! I wish I had flowers blooming here to work with. It's still a little cold yet here, but the last of the snow is melting. I'll have to keep this in mind for when those first flowers show!

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  4. What a cute idea! I hope we'll have flowers blooming soon and we can try this.

  5. That is awesome cool! We'll DEF be doing that all spring and summer.

    Don't be afraid to move O up to a sharp needle when you need it for projects--it's a Montessori thing, the same as using glass pitchers and china plates and real hammers and saws, etc.