This is my current identity panel. I love it!
I found this really great screen door at a local antique mall.
I like to set up the Bead & Wire Center with a mat at each spot. I prepare the wires by placing a bead at the end of the wire (see photo below). I place one at each spot. It is like an invitation. I found a great wooden turntable for the beads.
I love the beauty of the beads waiting to be used.
I poked the children’s self-portrait on to the wire. Next, each child filled their wire with beads.
Each child had the freedom to add a many or few beads as they wished. Bead & Wire is a great fine motor activity.
Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the self-portrait process. The children drew their self-portraits with pencils. We traced the drawings with a sharpie. Then, the self-portraits were mounted on black paper. (Finished size is about 5″ x 5″).
I attached each self-portrait to the screen by sticking the wire through the screen and securing it with another bead.
It looks so gorgeous!