Saturday, January 31, 2009

Teaching Little Girls Jewelry Making

Today Mom and I had a great time teaching 11 little girls how to make jewelry. The PTA at my sons school asked us if we would participate in the PTA's Enrichment Program. Of course we would love too! So, Mom and I spent last night putting bracelet kits together and preparing for today.

Our first session, 5 girls from the 4th and 5th grade came in and we explained who we were and what we were going to do. You never can tell about kids now a days but, they were very excited to get started. We began with the simple earrings we had planned to make, then next came the bracelets. I was ready to see all kinds of "interesting" designs. Much to our surprise they were very good at making wonderful patterns and we helped them finish up the bracelets with crimps and split rings.

The second session was a group of 6 girls this time 3rd and 4th graders. It was exciting to help them learn the different jewelry terms and tools. They all did very well with their designs also. Both Mom and I had a fantastic time with all the children, it was a great experience. Maybe we have started the next great jewelry designer on her way!

Next year my son will be in middle school but, I will let the PTA know we would love to be apart of the program again:)

1 comment:

  1. How nice of you to do this. I bet they loved it!