Sunday, June 27, 2010

Canada Day Pins

canada day pins

Only a couple more days until Canada Day so I thought it would be fun to do some Canada Day crafts and make some beaded flag pins :)

canada day pins

We got everything we needed at the dollar store for $2.00! Yipee for cheap craft supplies *grin*. All you need is some 1 & 2 inch safety pins and some seed beads to get started.

canada day pins

We filled individual safety pins with sequences of beads...

canada day pins

to be hung vertically from one main safety pin to create the Canadian flag :)

canada day pins

Don't forget the beaver! I just love how cute this little guy is :) If your little one has good hand eye coordination and you feel they can manage to place beads on a safety pin without pricking their fingers then this is a great activity for learning colors and counting together :) My four year old LOVED it. He actually made this beaver all by himself. All I did was tell him what colors and how many of each to put on the pins and he stuck them together. It's so much fun to see how excited and proud of his work he was when he finished *grin*.

canada day pins

You can find the patterns for the BEAVER and the CANADIAN FLAG by clicking on the their names. Have fun!!

~ Rosina

4 comments:

Mica said...

Well that is cute... Happy Canada day... We are celebrating the 4th of July next week ere. Hope your having a great Summer...well, I know you are because I am looking at all these great pics. Hugs,Mica

Jenn4him said...

Neat!
Jenn

debbiedas said...

AWESOME idea. I'm going to see if I can't get some of these made up. Thanks for inspiring me. -Debbie

Sandpiper said...

Very cool! We might just make those since I have everything already.