I am always trying to find new crafts to do with my children. Some I take the time to buy all the materials and organize them myself. Others, I enjoy buying the kits you can find in stores. Last Halloween, I posted about the Halloween Candy Necklaces we made. My daughters loved these! So when we saw the Easter candy necklaces in Joann's, we had to buy them. You can also purchase these at WalMart, but it just so happened I had a 50% coupon for Joann's, which made it the better buy. It cost less than $3 for the entire kit.
The kit comes with materials to make 8 necklaces. What is even better, each set is individually packaged,so my children get exactly the same number of beads, without me having to count them out. I give each child their own dish with all the beads from the pack. I then tape the string down to the table to make it easier for them to keep the beads from slipping off the end. This activity is great for those fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
On a recent trip to WalMart, I also noticed in the party supply section many Disney versions of the candy necklaces. We saw Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell, Princesses and Toy Story. I look forward to testing these out too!