- Long Stick
- Different Types of Beads
- Projector Sheets
- Acrylic Paint
- Fishing Line
- Hole puncher
- Paint the projector sheets with the acrylic paint. Paint designs, not pictures, as you’ll be cutting it.
- Let dry.
- Cut lengths of fishing line and bead the line. This is a great step for your child to build their fine motor control, as well as work on basic math concepts like patterning and classifying.
- Cut the projector sheets into different shaped strips. Again, this is great practice for your child as the muscles that are worked with cutting are the muscles your child will use for writing.
- Punch a hole in the top of the strip and tie it to a piece of fishing line. The fishing line is very thin, so younger children may not be able to do this step, even if they already know how to tie shoes.
- Tie the beaded lines and projector strips to the stick in any pattern that you wish.
- Hang up and enjoy!
Story to go with this project: “The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest” by Lynne Cherry
Ohio Early Learning Content Standard Alignment: Science, Fine Motor, Math – Patterning