The Language Of Love : Morse Code

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Personally I find Morse Code incredibly romantic. What could be sweeter then a love note fashioned out of code? I was excited when I stumbled upon this video by the amazing Robert Mahar showing you how to make a morse code necklace out of little beads, just fantastic! Be sure and check out all his video tutorials. I needed to come up with a craft project for the Valentine’s day party at my son’s school on Friday and this one kept sticking out in my mind, but I worried about the logistics of a room of 23 nine and ten year olds trying to string tiny beads.

Then I got to idea to recreate the necklaces using bigger beads for the dots, and cut up paper straws for the dashes. I have a big jar of the paper straws on hand, and they are perfect pastel colors. I also couldn’t find a print out morse code chart on the video so I created a PDF that I am going to print and bring in so each kid has a copy to write out their code on the bottom, and then take home in case they want to make more later.
You can print/save a copy here The cute little guy is from a vintage record that teaches you morse code. For the beads I found a one pound container of at Hobby Lobby for $13.99 and then used my 40% off coupon. For string I chose a red nylon, since nylon is strong yet still thin enough to make threading the beads a breeze.
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And in the case that this wasn’t enough More Code love for you, how about..
-A Morse Code Necklace made from clay
-Coatt’s gorgeous line of Morse Code necklaces made from gold and silk
-crochet a Morse Code scarf
***Oh and just a note that the Moo winners have been emailed and I updated the Moo post to include a screen shot of the winners list. I am using a plug-in called “and the winner is” it makes it very easy to randomly select winners from comments on a particular blog entry :)

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6 Responses to The Language Of Love : Morse Code

  1. Persephone says:

    What a clever idea! My brother and I used to send each other Morse code messages over our walkie talkies. Fun times!

  2. Rachel says:

    What a fun project. And a great way to reinforce learning the code with kids.
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  3. hey! i have an old morse code record with that cute dude on it in turquoise!

    xo
    kittee

  4. Andrea Deal says:

    That fabric is just darling! Well done!

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    thanks so very much Andrea!

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Kittee—oh thats awesome!! I changed the background to pink so it would be a bit more valentine’s day looking haha