Melancholy always hits me in waves at this time of year. The end of school, the beginning of summer. I can't quite explain why, but something about this transition gets me every time. We said good-bye to three of our preschoolers on Thursday who are off to kindergarten in the fall...I have to admit I was pretty choked up. One boy had been with us since we opened our doors...we've built a strong relationship with him and his parents. They will all be missed.
I'm happy to report that I finished sewing the straps on all the nature bags. Just in time for summer walks. The kids were so pleased and wore them the entire day.
To keep the last two days of school festive, I wanted to have an easy and summer-y craft for the kids to make outside. Bubble wands had been on my mind ever since I saw Eileen's here. I needed to simplify the project a bit so here is what we did.
Gather beads (we used wood, glass and shells), 18 gauge floral wire and a pliers.
Follow each step in the photo below, using the pliers to twist the ends into a spiral to keep the beads from falling off the ends.