Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What works for me... Beads.

A mason jar full of beads and another full of pipe cleaners
serve as instant entertainment and practicing of fine motor skills
for little fingers.

I usually pour a small amount of beads into a bowl and let my
little Buglett pick out a pipe cleaner to string them on. 

I often end up with more strings of beads than I really know what
to do with, but I have been known to bend the pipe cleaner just
enough to hook over a flower pot or hang in a window for a few days.
When it's been there long enough (what's "long enough" may vary ;-))
and no one notices, I sneak it down and unstring the beads back
into the jar. 

I can't help but love how pretty it is to store craft supplies this way!

p.s.  The Dollar Tree is a great place to "stock up" on pipe cleaners
        and sometimes beads too.


Courtney said...

Great Idea! I will have to do that with Titus. I can't wait to see you guys! Thank you for being excited with me today about our news. Love you

Momma Bug said...

I am thrilled beyond words my dear friend! You are very precious to me and I'm so thankful to be part of your life. Thanks for including me:-)

Cinnamon said...

Good idea. I'll have to add that to my little guys to do list for school time :-)

I love to use canning jars for storing my pens, each type of pen in a separate jar. Sharpies in one. Fine point pens in another. Colored pencils fill a jar. They all scream "use me!" each time I see them :-)