Preschool Rainbow Necklace Craft
With spring and St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I am thinking rainbows! Are you ready for a super simple, adorable rainbow necklace craft? This craft is great for practicing fine motor skills… Before we begin, here are a few great books to go along with this fun activity…
What Makes a Rainbow?How the Crayons Saved the RainbowA Rainbow of My OwnP
Preschool Rainbow Necklace Craft
Low Fat Twizzlers Rainbow Pride for the Hipster Rainbow in you-Limited EditionNeon Plastic String / Lacing Cords, Package of 6 colors, 15 Feet each color
Muffin tin for sorting
1. Open the package of Twizzlers and cut the licorice into 1 inch pieces.
2. Using a muffin tin, sort the colors by placing all of the same colors in each tin.
3. Cut your plastic beading string to 12 inches and tie a knot at the end.
4. Begin to “bead” your necklace by dropping Twizzlers pieces onto the string in the order of the colors of the rainbow:
5. Leave about the last 1 1/2 inches of the string without Twizzlers so you can tie the necklace in a tight knot. Snip off any extra string with a scissors.
6. That’s it! Enjoy wearing your festive necklace. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
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LOVE your Twizzler rainbow necklace! My Pre-K class will love this AND it is great for helping develop those fine motor skills. Thanks again for another GREAT idea!
You are so welcome…have fun! 🙂
What a colorful and yummy idea. Please linkup your post(s) on my weekly Sunday’s Best linkup. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I just stopped by 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s day!
Where did you find the rainbow Twizzlers? My K kids will love this!!
Hi there, My kids did LOVE making this! I wrote this post a few years ago and I don’t remember where I got them….BUT, there is a link for amazon in the post….HOWEVER, I also went out to google and typed it in and it looks like you can find them (for much cheaper) from Walmart and Target, Walgreens, Dollar Tree AND…looks like you can order online through “The Hershey Store” for pretty cheap too…Maybe call your local stores and see if they might have them. GOOD LUCK finding them! Someone else wrote me and commented that you could die penne noodles and make…(but, I personally think it it is more fun with the Twizzlers… definitely makes the kids super happy 🙂 Have fun!