This morning I had another Children’s Class. Last week we made some paper and fabric beads.
This week we began painting and embellishing them.
This all went very smoothly until I brought out the PearlX Powder.
Now I should have known better than to let 7 & 8 year olds loose with the direction “a little goes a long way”. My suggestion of ‘dipping’ became ‘rolling in’.
They did eventually get the hang of it, gluing then lightly dipping the end into the powder. They loved the way the colours looked when put over another.
We then started adding them to their Kumihimo Braids.
The 7 year old who made this braid deliberately changed the braiding sequence throughout the length giving the finished bracelet an unique look. Next week we move onto Cross Stitch.
This post was first published here on 12th March, 2011.