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Beads and water bottles - hooray!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ok, I'm really not a person who does crafts. Ever. So when I do manage to make something, I get REALLY excited.

Today I managed to make a bead counter to tie onto my water bottle so I (with my notoriously horrible memory for this kind of thing) can remember how many times I have drained and filled my water bottle.

My water bottle holds a little over two cups of water, so my basic goal is to drink four bottles of water each day. I read yesterday that I probably should think about aiming for more like six bottles, but I've decided that's optional right now. I made a bead counter with four blue beads (for the four bottles that I absolutely will drink) and two white beads (to track the two bottles that I might or might not get around to drinking.)

I made a tool that's very popular with people who do TAGteaching - a bead counter that they call a TAGulator.
TAGulators are available for sale, but it's much easier and more gratifying to build your own. I learned how to make mine from this YouTube video.

I can easily think of a few different ways to use it, but I'm sure that all y'all can think of stuff that I have never imagined. Suggestions?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YCAMOMMY 1/11/2011 11:15AM

    Oh how neat!! I'm way not crafty either, I do the same big happy dance whenever I do anything that can't be compared to my 4yo - LOL!! I can't think of anything off the top of my head to use the counter for - but usually my best ideas hit em in the middle of the night - I'll let you know when inspiration strikes!!

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_SAP_0 1/11/2011 8:07AM

    what an awesome idea! So simple! I have trouble remembering sometimes too, maybe I should rig something up by the sink

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PUDLECRAZY 1/11/2011 6:39AM

    Oooh, that is a really cool idea! Thanks for posting it.



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PUDLECRAZY 1/11/2011 6:38AM

    Oooh, that is a really cool idea! Thanks for posting it.



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GEOFROG 1/10/2011 11:55PM

    Great idea!!! And this is from a person who beads alot!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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