|

African Beads

Zawadi (zah-WAH-dee) are the gifts given as rewards for having lived according to the Kwanzaa values during the year. Here is a simple way to make a necklace or bracelet that can be given as a zawadi gift.

Materials
  • Ziti noodles
  • Black, red, and green tempera paint (optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter, large buttons, plastic beads (optional)
  • Shoelace, ribbon, or thin cord
  • Pine cone (optional)

Directions

  1. Paint ziti noodles with tempera paint and sprinkle with glitter while the paint is still wet.
  2. When the paint is dry, thread the shoelace, ribbon, or cord through the noodles, buttons, and beads to create a unique necklace or bracelet.
  3. You can also start with a pine cone or other interesting object tied onto the middle of the shoelace, ribbon, or cord, then thread the noodles, beads, or buttons on either side of the centerpiece in an attractive design.
|

Copyright 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!