Toddler Activities: Make a Heart Keychain
Toddler Activities: String together pony beads and make a cute keychain. Add charms or other shaped beads for
variation. A great activity to work on fine motor skills.
Using pony heart beads and jewelry cord, your child can string together a cute bracelet.
Pony beads (23 beads makes a 2.5" diameter heart)
Letter pony beads, hearts, stars or charms (optional)
12" pipe cleaner (Use white for clear beads)
Fabri-tac or Craft Glue
Key Chain Loop
Wire cutters (jewelry cutters)
- Bend 1.5" of the pipe cleaner.
- String beads onto pipe cleaner.
- Slide keyring before closing loop.
- Twist pipe cleaner 2 tight twists and secure with Fabri-Tac Glue. (Adult step)
- Shape into a heart shape.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Work on a blanket on the floor so beads rolling or falling off tables aren't an issue.
Use an empty egg carton to sort colors or make a pattern for stringing.
Glue gun will also work to secure knot.
Tie a ribbon and attach to a gift.
Glue to cardstock and make a special valentine card.
Practice patterning skills...lay out beads in simple patterns and have child guess the next shape or color bead.