Seasonal Danglies

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c/o St.A Kindergarten. Copyright Metajugglam 20.11.2010

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I am suffering, currently, from a frustrating lack of time to do crafty stuff and even less time to write for myself, but when my son greeted me at Kindergarten yesterday clutching this beautiful thing, I knew I had to post it as these would make such quick n easy but lovely Christmas pressies from the little people for Grandparents, Aunties, or family friends. I hope I’m not in breach somehow here by posting these pictures, as all credit for this Dangly goes to the wonderful ladies at the St. A. Kindergarten in M, but, so as not to put any of our kids in potential danger, that’s as much as I’m going to write. (Just ‘thankyou’ to you for being so fabulous, if any of you ever happen to stumble across my blog.)

So this was my 3yo’s latest achievement: isn’t it gorgeous? And so, so simple …

c/o St.A Kindergarten, M. Copyright Metajugglamum, 20.11.2010

I really love the combination of natural colours and materials – wooden beads threaded together with autumn bits and pieces that the children have found outside.

c/o St.A Kindergarten, M. Copyright Metajugglamum, 20.11.2010

To have a go yourself, you will need:

a length of flexible, thin wire (which can be knotted without breaking)

beads

seasonal seed-heads / dried flowers / fruits

conkers

nutshells

feathers

Christmas bits – tinsel / little angels / bells / ….

…. all optional … really, you can use what the heck you have lying around:

c/o St.A Kindergarten, M. Copyright Metajugglam, 20.11.2010

You could quite easily make your Dangly a tad more Christmassy by adding a touch of tinsel, some bells or an angel or two … just let your imagination flow a little ! ;-)

At the Kindergarten, they had a mesh of fishing netting across the ceiling and had hung all the kids’ danglies from the netting .. it looked beautiful but you can hang them from anywhere; Our hallway is quite dark in the winter, so I have hung ours from the door-frame of L’s bedroom.

c/o St.A Kindergarten in M. Copyright Metajugglamum, 20.11.2010His little chest swells in pride each time he sees it and it does really cheer the place up. The simple things eh!

Have fun threading! (but please, don’t forget to supervise younger children if they are poking holes in nutshells … )

and don’t forget to link back with your danglies!

MJMnL.

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6 Responses to Seasonal Danglies

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  2. I like! Very original! Love using things that you find on a walk out and about. There is a unkept garden nearby that has those red things and keep meaning to make little people out of it and think I may have missed the boat?

  3. This is beautiful. I love using natural materials – so many textures here for the children to explore. Thanks for sharing with us at the Play Academy.

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