Special Craft Project

We all love that special time at Christmas but what about just before? I’m talking about sprucing up the Christmas tree and its surroundings.
Now we know our kids will be in on this one but what about the kid in you?
Its time to get down and dirty (just a little bit) and join them in this Christmas Craft Project; an Ornament you can be proud of. So let’s get to it then.
Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft project idea to use again and again. Even Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft project, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree.
The other type of bead that is also effective for this Christmas craft is called the tri bead or propeller bead. It has three rounded bumps arranged around the stringing hole. Like the sunburst beads, the tri beads interlock when strung consecutively. For the most sparkly and attractive Christmas ornaments, get tri beads and/or sunburst beads in translucent colors of red, green, and clear. The tri beads can also be found in metallic gold and silver which can be used in this Christmas craft project as well.
Anyone, even small children, can string these beads on pipe cleaners. Bend up the end of the pipe cleaner so the beads don’t fall off. The pipe cleaner works like a needle, making a needle unnecessary. For best results, show the children how to alternate colors when stringing, or start a pattern of three colors. When the beads are strung on the pipe cleaners, they can be bent into different Christmas shapes. For instance, string red and clear beads alternately, and then bend down one end of the pipe cleaner for a candy cane shape.