Simple Snowman Ornament
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.
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.
The biggest obstacle to this activity was our cat, T, who thought that the pipe cleaners were toys just for her.
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.
I showed how to bend one of the pipe cleaners into a circle and PlumGirl wanted to try too.
Her second attempt was much better. I simply twisted the ends together, and then onto the next circle, and we had a snowman!