Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
What You'll Need
How We Did It
We made our beads out of natural clay, but you can use any clay that will dry or can be baked... you may even want to try a simple salt dough!
We rolled the clay into little balls. We squeezed and pressed it into squares. We dented in rows with the side of a skewer. We sliced it with butter knives, and we sliced and pressed it with combs... small teeth and large. Lots of interesting textures!
Soon we had a small collection of beads. Hearts, stars, round, square....We left them to dry overnight.
"I'm going to make a rainbow!" announced Madeleine. She did indeed. We painted some with a paintbrush. We rolled a few round beads around on a plate with a couple tiny puddles of paint.