Looking for an awesome craft to do with kiddos?? I've got ya covered!
I know, you're thinking "Isn't it the middle of the Red White Blue Series?!? what about that?" - - you're right, and here's to you, the ever-observant blog reader: Patriotic Lizards
This project is part of the Michael's Summer Adventure program, which I love the idea behind - unplug and reconnect via fun activities and crafts this summer:
At Cub Scout Day Camp, the pony bead projects (pony = the type of beads, not the animal/shape being made) were a huge hit. Boys made more at home, had lizard wars, etc.
My oldest was so excited that all my other kids were too - and we had to make an emergency trip to Michael's the next day to stock up on pony bead animal supplies (love these multi-color kits I found at Michael's - keeps it organized, and gives tons of options. Use a coupon!)
When we were making them, and my kids were showing friends how to make them, I thought "this would make a great video tutorial". And so here ya go - - my kid can teach your kid how to create a Bead Lizard! Young ones these days, they can watch a tutorial and know exactly how to do something - they catch on so quick. The video is about 8 minutes, so not too long:
If you want a visual pattern, here's that - the blue line is one string and the white line is the other string: