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Paper Fish Necklace

This makes a great seasonal activity, too. Instead of fish, cut holiday shapes such as hearts or shamrocks.

Materials

  • Uncooked tube-shaped pasta, dyed or painted in bright colors
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Shoelace (18 inches or longer)
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut 3- to 4-inch-long fish shapes from various colors of construction paper; punch a hole for an eye in each fish.
  2. Show your child how to string the painted or dyed pasta alternately with the fish shapes onto the shoelace; tie the ends together to make a necklace. (Instead of using tube-shaped pasta, you can use straws cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths, but these will be more difficult for toddlers to string.)

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Copyright 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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