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.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times