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Curtain Ring Craft Activity

Curtain Ring Craft Activity

Four years ago I brought some curtains. The curtains also included plastic rings to hang them up. I didn't use them but stashed them away, knowing that one day I might be able to use them for a craft. 
Well I have the twins inquisitive nature to thank for today's craft. 
They went quite. Which usually means mischief or danger. So I popped my head around the door and there they were sat with the stash of over 30 curtain hoops, pulling them out one by one. 

I have seen lots of you using curtain rings for learning. I love your imaginative ways so I wanted to think of a way to use them not only for crafting but learning too. 

You will need:
Curtain Rings
Pipe Clearners
Crafty Bits and Bobs
Glue (optional)
String (optional)

For our invitation to play I had threaded some pipe cleaners around a handful of the rings. This would give children an idea of something they could do if they wanted or simply to explore the textures. Threading the pipe cleaners around the rings is actually very good at building fine motor skills. It's perhaps something you could look at doing at your Funky Fingers work station.

Curtain Ring Craft Activity

Ask questions such as - how many pipe cleaners do you think you will need to cover the ring? What do the pipe cleaners feel like? Can you think of anything else that's that colour?
Once the pipe cleaners have been added you can add some crafty bits to make decorations for the setting or just simply use them at the workstation to make and create without using glue. 
You can set challenges like - How many star buttons can you fit on the ring? Can you sort the colours? 

Extend the activity by putting out some whiteboards so children can write down numbers they count or they may simply want to have a go at drawing their own rings and drawing some decorations.

Curtain Ring Craft Activity

Are the children able to select colours in a sorting activity and match the crafts with the colours of the pipe cleaners?

Curtain Ring Craft Activity

They make super cute little wreaths that you could tie in easily with the Christmas theme. Add tweezers to the table too and see if the children are able to pick up the bottons/beads and pop them onto the wreaths/hoops.

Lets take a look at the party in action:

Have you started Christmas crafting yet? Do get in touch with us over on our social media channels and share with us the photos you have taken. We love seeing what you have been making!!

Curtain Ring Craft Activity

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