Today I am sharing how my children made braided bracelets and thanks to Craft Projects Ideas I was given a variety of wooden beads as well as braiding cord to complete our creation, as always opinions expressed are that of my own.
I had recently shared in my post Summer Activities Inspired By Disney A Wrinkle In Time that the kiddos would not be participating in many camps this year.
Because of this, I would be need to putting together activities like watching movies, playing outside, as well as making crafts to keep them busy.
We also had a few rainy days already and a couple birthday parties coming up, so I thought making bracelets would be a wonderful way keep my 2 older children entertained (My little guy helped string the beads).
I was right and the end results were very pretty hand made gifts in the form of unique pieces of jewelry.
Not to mention, this is great for hand eye coordination as well as promoting creativity.
If you would like to recreate my kiddos Easy Summer Craft – Making Braided Bracelets and Decorating With Beads designs, you will need the following:
Colorful Braiding Cord or Hemp Braiding Cord
Wooden Beads, or Pony Beads
To get started with a single braid, I suggest cutting 14 inches of each piece of braiding cord.
If you are going to be making a braided cord with 3 separate braids, I suggest starting with 20 inches of cord for each piece and placing THE beads before you braid them together.
(We learned this the hard way and that is why my daughter and her American Girl Doll now have a matching bracelet.)
To begin making bracelet braids, tape 3 pieces of cord to the side of a table. Make sure the tape your are using will not harm the surface you are using it on.
Then, completely braid the 3 pieces together and when finished wrap each end to look like an aglet at the end of a shoelace.
Tip: Placing the tape on the ends will prevent the bracelet from coming undone as well as make it easier to go through the hole of the beads.
Finally, select the beads you would like to add to the bracelet and either tie making it big enough to slide off their wrist, or leave the tape on until gifted to the recipient.
What types of crafts are you working on with the kids this summer?
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I hope your kiddos enjoys making these Braided Bracelets just as much as my kiddos did!
Carlee @ FLL
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