made from the $.25 Machine
inspired by a project in the magazine Family Fun
- an awl or nail to piece a hole
- 2 feet of kite string or some other type of yarn
- at least 4 glow-in-the-dark beads, to make it glow-in-the-dark, but any kind of bead or button will do. We used perler beads
- $.25 machine plastic container
- Take purchase a little toy for $.25 at the grocery store, but make sure it comes in one of those little plastic containers.
- Remove the toy.
- Using an awl or some other sharp tool like a nail, pierce a whole through the top of the container.
- Cut a piece of string about 2 feet long. You can always trim it when you’re done.
- Thread a bead or a button into the middle of the string. Knot the string several times just above the bead.
- Put one end of the string next to the otherand thread it through the underside of the hole. This way, the bead will keep the string in place.
- Place charms or other beads along each side of the string.
- When you’re ready, tie the two ends of the string together in a knot.
- Fill the container with whatever excites your child, i.e. glow-in-the-dark beads, bugs, snack, etc. We filled our with glow-in-the-dark beads, so that the necklace will glow-in-the-dark!
- Place the necklace around your child’s neck.