There’s no end to the activities you can provide your child to practice fine motor control at home.
In fact, most activities don’t even require a special trip to the craft store! Straw Necklaces is one such activity.
Here are the supplies you’ll need, and a short presentation of the activity:
- Plastic Straws cut into 1 inch sections
- Needle or small piece of tape
To start, measure how long you’d like your necklace to be and snip the yarn off the ball. Tie a knot in one end.
Next, consider how you’d like to present this to your child. If they are a bit younger, simply fold a small piece of tape around the loose end of yarn to form a point. This way, it will be easier to string the straws.
If your child is a bit older and ready to use a dull needle, thread the yarn through the needle and speak about needle safety.
Finally, place the cut plastic straws in a small container and let your child go to town! One by one, the process of threading the straws on to the yarn will build hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, and concentration!
The final product is a necklace your child can wear, display in their space, or disassemble to create again another day!
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