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Paper Fish Necklace

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Instead of fish shapes, you can cut out holiday shapes such as hearts or shamrocks for this necklace.


This makes a great seasonal activity, too. Instead of fish, cut holiday shapes such as hearts or shamrocks.

Materials

  • Uncooked tube-shaped pasta, dyed or painted in bright colors
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Shoelace (18 inches or longer)
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut 3- to 4-inch-long fish shapes from various colors of construction paper; punch a hole for an eye in each fish.
  2. Show your child how to string the painted or dyed pasta alternately with the fish shapes onto the shoelace; tie the ends together to make a necklace. (Instead of using tube-shaped pasta, you can use straws cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths, but these will be more difficult for toddlers to string.)

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