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Saturday, 01 January 2000

Craft Necklaces

Written by  Esther Boylan Wolfson

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Appropriate for ages: Three and Up
Time needed:
10 minutes for stringing
Ten minutes for painting


* Round pasta with a large hole in the middle (such as Tortellini)
* Yarn
* Paint
* Paint Brushes
* Newspaper (or any paper that will protect the painting surface)
* Scotch Tape


1. The adult should take a long piece of yarn (long enough for a necklace), string it through a piece of pasta and tie the piece of pasta to the yarn. Make sure the knot is tight and that it is tied so that other pasta pieces will not be able to pass the one you tie.
2. Have the child put the end of the yarn through the holes in the pieces of pasta until the yarn is almost covered. (Show her how she can hold a piece of pasta in one hand and thread the yarn through the hole with her other hand.)
Helpful Hint: If your child has trouble with stringing, you can put some scotch tape on the end of the string to make it easier for her.
3. Tie the two ends together in the shape of a necklace.
4. Put down newspaper to protect your table from mess.
5. Put the necklace on the newspaper and let your child paint the necklace whatever color she prefers.
6. Let the paint dry.


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Esther Boylan Wolfson

Esther Boylan Wolfson

Esther Wolfson , director of our Early Childhood Development Center is an Early Childhood Specialist, who received her BA in English Communications from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University and an MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, both in New York City. Esther worked as a pre-school special education teacher for seven years. Three of those years were spent working in a school for language delayed pre-schoolers, which is her area of specialty. Another special love of hers is cooking with young children. One of her most enjoyable projects was developing a program for cooking with pre-school children for three special education programs. Esther and her husband Myles have three boys aged eight, five and two-years-old. While her three lively boys and her work at WholeFamily, keep her quite busy, in her spare time (if she ever has any!) she is an avid reader who also enjoys creative writing, exercising and swimming.

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