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::: beachy driftwood threadings

We were given a bag full of gorgeous driftwood pieces which someone had very kindly drilled holes into …

all so perfect for threading.

With some of the pony beads we had left over from our blue-Nashville-fly-swatter-guitar project …

and a roll of fishing line  – meaning no needles required …

the children were off and threading.

What we love about using unusual and natural object like this beautiful drift wood …

is that our children are generally more interested in having a go, simply because it’s  … ‘different’!

This was a really engaging fine motor exercise …

providing a great opportunity for pattern making  …

and developing the understanding of simple maths concepts.



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10 Responses to “beachy driftwood threadings”

  1. Tom says:

    I have always collected larger pieces of driftwood to use in the classroom on my walks by the river. Now I will also look for smaller pieces, too. Thanks.

    ::: There’s something irresistible about drift wood isn’t there Tom? … Have fun collecting! 🙂 🙂

  2. Scott says:

    What a wonderful resource! Those are some beautiful patterns that were made.

    (And I thought those pony beads looked familiar!) 🙂

    ::: Haha Scott … I guess technically we can thank our original-blue-Nashville-flyswatter-guitar for the inspiration! 🙂 🙂

  3. what a wonderful sensory experience! driftwood has such a unique texture, weight, and scent.

    ::: Puppy Love Princess you’re so right … it is absolutely gorgeous! 🙂 🙂

  4. heidi says:

    I have some from lake superior! Cant wait to share this- i love it!

    ::: Oooooh … have fun Heidi! 🙂 🙂

  5. Bianca says:

    These will look beautiful with your CD sun catchers. Very special indeed. 🙂 🙂

    ::: Irresistible indeed Bianca! 🙂 🙂

  6. Jackie says:

    Hi there,
    love this idea! just wondering where can i find the wooden circle used put the cd on to drill….. this would be great for another art project i am planning.

    Thanks so much.

    ::: Jackie the wooden circles were simply small pine chopping boards we picked up from the $2 shop! 🙂 🙂

  7. Greg says:

    I suppose it makes sense that you use driftwood with your creations seeing as you drift in & out of all our lives!

    Sorry about that, it was quite lame. Will have to take a walk along the shores of our local beaches & lake here in the Hunter. Should find loads of wonderful things there.

    ::: Sounds like a plan Greg … have fun! 🙂 🙂

  8. doro K. says:

    thanks, thats a very nice idea and great souvenir.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

    ::: And THANK YOU for sharing doro K! 🙂 🙂

  9. I love it! I’m always on the hunt for craft made out of things from the out doors or the recyclingbin! Thanks for sharing.

    ::: You’re very welcome Pysselbolaget … ENJOY! 🙂 🙂