Last week, I went to Michaels to look for beads so the kids and I could make bracelets. Not to mention, summer time is coming and I am going to need some activities to entertain these guys.
I ended up finding a kit on clearance for $8.99. It has 4 types of string for the bracelets and a variety of beads. Plus, I picked up some additional items, so I could try my hand at earring making another day.
So I asked each child who they wanted to make a bracelet for, and then set them up with their own beads.
My daughter of course wanted to make one for herself so we picked out her favorite colors, pink and purple and I added in clear. I then set up a pattern for her.
Here is my little trick by the way. Cut enough string plus an extra 2 inches so you can tie it easily, and put a piece of tape at the bottom to keep the beads from coming off. You can then remove the tape when you are ready to tie the string.
When you are finished, and ready to tie off the bracelet, depending upon the material, you will have to figure out which kind of knot will stay in place better.
If I would have realized how easy this was to do, I probably would have done this project with the kids sooner. Now, I am looking forward to trying my hand at the earring making.
Hope this gives you some crafting inspiration with your kiddos.