Pi Day is mainstream enough that it calls for a special Pi Day craft, not to mention special t-shirts, temporary tattoos, Pi plates and tins and, of course, pie! Okay, maybe you want to keep it simple. Whether you want to honor the day with your own child or a whole classroom of young kiddos, there’s a fun one for you: make colorful Pi Day Necklaces!
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Make a Pi Necklace: An Easy Pi Day Craft
- Perler beads
- Leather cording (string or yarn will work in a pinch, but a stiffer material makes it a little easier to manage)
- A printout of Pi to 25 digits
- Paper and pencil to create a number line
Create a number line and pair each number with a specific color bead; this will be your guide.
Tie a knot on one end of the cording so that the beads won’t slip off.
Take the bead that represents 3 and slip it onto the cord. Repeat for the number 1, 4 and so on.
Flip it over so that Pi can be decoded from left to right.
This will get you up to the first 30 digits of Pi. Diehards (Pi-hards?) will want to add an additional color bead to represent zero.
More ways to celebrate Pi Day
Other fun ways to celebrate Pi include starting your day with homemade Pi Cakes and checking out these fun Pi Day links. Chicagoans can participate in one of four Pi-K runs, thanks to the Illinois Science Council.
And don’t miss these Pi Day deals on sweet pies and pizza pies!