Edible necklace

I have been doing a ton of craft/art/quiet while the baby naps time with Clara lately.  I’m starting to run out of ideas.  I don’t think I can take a whole lot more pretending to eat playdough cookies and then having to take the playdough away because Clara has stopped pretending and is really eating the “cookies.”  But, that is not really the point here.  I found an awesome activity at one of my favorite blogs, No Time for Flashcards for a Fruit Loops necklace.  This is a piece of brilliance!  Not only does it teach sorting and patterning, but it combines a yummy snack into it.  Clara loves her “snacky snackies” so it was sure to be a hit.   After checking to make sure that Fruit Loops have no high fructose corn syrup (which they don’t!), I bought a little travel snack pack of them, got out an ice-cube tray and some yarn and off we went.

First, Clara sorted all the colors into their own little spots in the ice cube tray.

Next, she chose two colors to put on her necklace. We’re still new to patterning and two was definitely enough to keep track of. She strung those onto a piece of yarn with tape on the ends in a yellow, orange, yellow, orange pattern. Meanwhile, she snacked on all of the other colors.

Finally, she put on her necklace and modeled using her best fake smile. Then she ate her necklace! Yum!


2 Responses to “Edible necklace”

  1. 1 Kristen May 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Where do you come up with all of this! That is a simple and great idea! There is no way that Drew would be eating his necklace though, he gets way too OBSESSED with necklaces!

  2. 2 sheeia02 May 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    What a rad idea for a past time activity and boosting his appetite as well. Maybe we can even replace the yarn string to something edible to make the whole necklace edible.

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