Before we had kids me and my husband went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It was really fun, we went to all the parades and grabbed a bunch of beads that they were throwing from the floats, no need to do anything elicit.
Pic of me and my husband Mardi Gras before kids.
We brought the beads home and I have used them for fun projects. I created a couple of wreaths and various other decorative items.
I thought it might be time to bring them out again and create some fun art with my daughter. This craft/art project was more focused on the process, then the outcome. I gave my 3 year old free reign to create anything she wanted on a piece of foam board, beads and glue. Here is what she came up with.
Just in case you don't have Mardi Gras beads on hand you can get them cheap on Amazon.