Like The Mixed-Up Chameleon, our beads are a little mixed up – they are not quite sure what color they should be!
So why not be them all & just be – beautiful & full of changing colors like our Chameleon.
Our Virtual Book Club for Kids featured author this month is Eric Carle and the book picks are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, & The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
We chose The Mixed-Up Chameleon – it’s a wonderful & beautifully illustrated story… “The chameleon’s life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them – and ended up like all of them at once – then it decides it is happy just being itself”
We read the book and then made some mixed up beads!
Want to make them too?!
Here are the materials to make your mixed up beads and turn them into a fab piece of jewelry…
- tempera paint, we used peach, pink, & lime
- 3/4 inch and 1 inch wooden beads
- container for painting, we used an old plastic shoe bin
- optional: Mod Podge Gloss Finish
- optional: paint brush for applying Mod Podge
See the process here…
eeeeek our first video tutorial! *swooning* miss V my little instructor.
After the beads are dry, apply a layer of the gloss finish Mod Podge to seal the paint and make the beads nice & shiny! Let dry and thread on your string. Now you have a beautiful mixed up necklace with gorgeous mixed up beads.
There you go – a book, and a fun little craft to go along with it!
Come see what everyone else has done to celebrate Eric Carle this month for Virtual Book Club for Kids –
The Mixed-Up Chameleon activities
DIY Mixed Up Beads – Mama Miss
The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities
Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the week – Rainy Day Mum
Very Hungry Caterpillar Paper Plate Name Game – Toddler Approved
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities: Letter Sorts – Growing Book by Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar I Spy – The Pleasantest Thing
3 Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Scavenger Hunts – Inspiration Laboratories
Easy Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Skills Activity – Lalymom
Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles – Playdough To Plato
Lacing Letters Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar – The Educators’ Spin On It
The Tiny Seed activities
Two Flower Crafts – The Tiny Seed – 3 Dinosaurs
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Next month, June 11th, is Leo Lionni, and his featured books are:
A Color of His Own, Swimmy, Little Blue and Little Yellow
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Jodie @ Growing Book by Book says
Such a fun and creative project!
Melissa Klinker says
Thanks Jodie! I ADORE yours with the bottle caps!! xo