Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
I was raised to listen to authority. I took it seriously (most of the time) and today, I think we should all listen to our president’s declaration of the National Day of Making! While I do realize that Mr. President is trying to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in technology and the like, I don’t think we have to discount our need (and love) for the decorative arts! So I say…make robots, make jewelry, make cupcakes!
Here’s a fun, quick, and easy little project that you can do with your kids on this first National Day of Making!
What you’ll need:
- Raw wood beads from Oriental Trading
- Paint pens
- Chinese knotting cord (1.4 mm or smaller) from Tangles n Knots
- Small bead
- Decorate beads with paint pens and let dry. While they are drying, wrap cord around 2 fingers about 8-10 times. Cut bundle from the spool.
- Cut a 20″ piece of cord and thread it through the loops of the bundle.
- Tie a knot to keep the bundle together in the center of the 20″ cord.
- Cut the loops at the bottom and thread the long strings through the 2 beads to make a necklace. (not shown)
Today is the first ever White House Maker Faire (oh how I’d love to be there!)—visit the website to learn, watch, and make! Post what you are making on social media with the hashtag, #nationofmakers .Add a Comment