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Simple Snowman Ornament

December 7, 2011

I was really excited about this craft because it combines the some Montessori fine-motor work with a fun snowman activity.

All that I needed to do to get ready was to cut three pipe cleaners into three different lengths and pour some beads into a tub.  With one demonstration of how to put the bead onto the pipe cleaner, PlumGirl was started.

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I also had to show PlumGirl how to move the beads to the middle of the pipe cleaner to make room for the next bead.

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The biggest obstacle to this activity was our cat, T, who thought that the pipe cleaners were toys just for her.

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Once PlumGirl decided that the beads were more fun to pick up and pour out of her hands we had to stop beading. I let her experience the feeling for a few minutes, and then we moved on.

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I showed how to bend one of the pipe cleaners into a circle and PlumGirl wanted to try too.

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Her second attempt was much better. I simply twisted the ends together, and then onto the next circle, and we had a snowman!

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  1. December 9, 2011 11:09 am

    I’m so glad to see you back! I was a bit worried. Liking all of your ideas and can’t wait to see more. :)

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