Here I am, better late than never! After a very busy day of cooking yesterday in preparation for last night’s winter solstice get-together with friends, I am finally able to post our Weekly Unplugged Project.
The theme this week is Dark/Light, in honor of the solstice (be it winter or summer depending on your hemisphere).
We made solstice napkin rings that, in all the excitement, we actually forgot to use. Oops.
First we gathered “nature-colored” beads and pipecleaners, or at least as close to nature colored as we could find (I am not sure that that shade of green pipecleaner really exists in nature, except perhaps in Ireland!).
We strung them on the pipecleaners.
Then we twisted the ends together to form a ring (make sure the size is big enough to hold a cloth napkin).
We curled the loose ends of the pipecleaner around a pencil:
We discovered that the curly ends made a great holder for some pine needles!
This was simple, fun, and even my two year-old could do it.
You could make Christmas ones with red and green pipecleaners and tinsel or holly in the curly bit, or how about summer ones with a flower stuck in there?
Did you join in this week’s Unplugged Project? If so, then please link to your post (not just your blog) in Mr. Linky below. That way, readers will always be able to easily find your project post. If you didn’t join in, but like the idea of it, please do not link, but read more about how to join us here.
The theme for next week’s Unplugged Project will be:
What can you do to recycle some of that holiday wrapping paper after it has been ripped off the gifts? I can’t wait to see your creative ideas!