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Wire Crafting With Kids

A few days ago, I wrote a post about some fun activities to do with your kids over Spring Break.  A couple of people told me they took my suggestions and bought an item or two!  Yay!  I hope you are all enjoying a little at-home-creativity.
Well, my daughter and I decided to take on a bit of wire crafting yesterday.  It’s pretty fun, friends!  I’ve never done anything with wire, except using it to trellis my fruits and veggies in the garden.  I’ve been interested because it’s something that is introduced quite frequently in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  (You can read more about my Reggio Emilia obsession on my literacy blog).  I brought out the materials for wire crafting and my daughter was a bit intrigued, but didn’t know what to do with them.  I do want to grab a few books from the library, to get some more ideas.  We pulled out the iPad and looked up some tutorials on You Tube.
One of the first tutorials to pop up was a ring.  This was my daughter’s first attempt.
I love it!  She loved it so much she hasn’t taken it off since she made it.  
Here are a few product suggestions to get you started, if you are new to wire crafting.

I have a Pinterest board set up for wire crafting now.

I certainly don’t have the patience for some of the amazing tutorials I have seen online, but there were several things that might be fun to try.  I’m most excited to introduce this as a medium for demonstrating learning in our nature provocations in the classroom.  (Ok, that just confirmed that my teacher-brain is always running!)
Happy wire crafting!

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