Jelly Bean Door Hanging

Not only is April 22nd Earth Day, it's also National Jelly Bean Day. It is a perfect opportunity to use up all the left over jelly beans & have an excuse to keep eating them a month after Easter!! The Earth Day posts will arrive later this week & into next week, so be on the look out for those also. But for now, use up the jelly beans & create this cute door sign with your little one. It's a great activity that promotes sorting & letter recognition too.

Supplies- *Jelly Beans, *Glue, *A Piece of Cardboard, *White Paper (To cover the cardboard), *Scissors, *Crayons, *Stickers, *Ribbon for Hanging.
1. Cut a piece of cardboard to your desired size & cover it with white construction paper using glue to secure it.
2. Use crayons that match the jelly beans to write your child's name across the paper, seen below. (We chose to do M1's initials instead of her name.) If your child is old enough to write his/her own name, they can do it themselves.
3. Have your child sort through the jelly beans picking out the colors used to write their name. Put them into small piles according to color.
4. Once there are sizeable piles of bean created, go ahead & put a thick line of glue over the letters.
5. Place the similar color jelly beans along the crayon line until the entire letter is outlined with beans.
6. Allow at least a few hours of drying time. If it doesn't dry completely, the beans will fall off when you stand it upright. It may even be beneficial to leave it set overnight.
7. Punch two holes in the top of the hanging & string the ribbon through the holes, knotting at the ends.
8. Optional- Give your child some time to jazz it up a bit by adding stickers.
8. It's ready to be displayed on a bedroom door or where ever you choose!
Enjoy! s.b.

1 comment:

  1. I am a new follower! Thanks for all the great ideas! My 2 and 5 yr old will love them!