Friday, June 24, 2016

Maker Workshop: Beading

Program Goals
  • Teach kids new skills
  • Offer the opportunity for hands-on learning
  • Promote nonfiction
  • Beading tools, scissors
  • Crimps, clasps, wire, beading string, earring pieces
  • Beads
  • Bowls to collect beads
Resources and Display Titles
  • I forgot to write these down - and nobody really looked at them anyways.
Kids will have the opportunity to create a variety of beaded projects and learn some basic beading skills along the way. Registration is required and space is limited, so if you are unable to attend please let the library know. There is no age restriction, but you must have the following skills to attend:

Required skills:
  • Ability to work independently and wait patiently for assistance when needed.
  • Can safely use beading implements with minimal supervision (sharp pliers, wire)
  • Ability to thread small beads onto wire.
  • I reminded everyone of the "tools not toys" rule.
  • I demonstrated how to make a basic dangly earring with headpins and how to use a crimp to tie off a bracelet or necklace.
  • I also made a short length of crocheted beaded wire and a shark's tooth pendant. I have a sewn bead piece, but I don't know how to do that myself.
  • 6-24-16
    • Attendance: 8
    • Notes: I was not prepared for this - I had 80 kindergarteners in the morning. So it's just as well it was a smaller group. I forgot to get some of the supplies and hadn't written up instructions, but everyone made things (including a little brother - I pulled out pipe cleaners for him to decorate with pony beads) and learned a few new skills.

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