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Hours Of Entertainment...

Welcome once again to my Monday Kids Korner. But before I begin with today's post, I just wish to express my gratitude to all my devoted readers by saying thank you. That said, I thought today's post should be a craft project.

Emily and I both love to work on crafting projects; but sometimes after we complete a project, I am left wondering what we are going to do with all of the mosaic boards, fuzzy colored posters, and toilet paper roll people. Don't get me wrong, these projects are fun; but they aren't really items I want to display or keep for long periods of time.

That's what makes our discovery of Perler Beads so exciting. With Perler Beads, you and your child can actually make interesting items and it will keep your child entertained for hours. Perler Beads, for those of you who are unfamiliar, are tiny plastic beads that you arrange on small template boards that come in various shapes. Once your child has finished placing the beads, someone (usually an adult) then irons the beads with a special non-stick paper. This allows the beads to fuse together creating a solid shape.

And they make great gifts. This year we are going to be donating a Christmas tree to Emily's teacher for the classroom since the one she has is old and smells of cigarettes. I thought it would make a great addition to the tree if Emily would make a set of star ornaments. So far she has three made and is going to make three more.

In addition to ornaments for her teacher, Emily has been making animals such as dogs, cats, dolphins, horses, and fish and has been putting magnets on the back. On special weekends, she joins me at the farmer's market where she offers her magnets for sale. She has earned some spare cash doing this and has plans to use her money to buy her cousins some Christmas gifts. So not only is she having tons of fun, she is also learning about earning!

If this sounds like a project your child would enjoy, but wonder where you find Perler Beads, have no fear. They can be found at almost any local craft shop. I have even found them in the craft section at the Meijer Grocery Store.

So ends an other episode of Kids Korner, with me, children's author Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, and my very own middle grade book Fern Valley! 

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Celeste Vaughan said...

My kids and I used to LOVE those...lots of hours spent making all kinds of shapes. I still have quite a few that turned into Christmas Tree ornaments!

Aileen Stewart said...

Thanks for stopping by Miss Celeste. It sure creates good memories and I just love home made Christmas ornaments!