DIY String Bracelets Making Activity


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There are so many cute and unique friendship bracelets that kids can make. You can use different types of beads, embroidery thread, yarn, upcycled items, the possibilities are endless! 

Making jewelry is such a fun activity for kids of all ages and making friendship bracelets is such a wonderful kid-made gift idea! Friendship bracelets also make a great activity for summer camps, playdates, and birthday parties.

COLORFUL BEADED FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS FOR KIDS

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Friendship bracelets are so fun for kids to make and give to their friends! I used to love making friendship bracelets for my friends when I was younger, I must have made dozens of different types over the years. It was always fun to exchange my jewelry creations with my friends! 

These beaded friendship bracelets are just so cute and so easy for kids to make themselves! The beads are so colorful, and I love the positive messages that we included in them with the letter beads. My daughter and I had a lot of fun coming up with the words and phrases to use in her bracelets.

SUPPLIES

  • Beads
  • Letter Beads
  • Stretchy bead cord, we used a .5mm stretchy string
  • Jewelry adhesive – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

Kids will love making these colorful beaded friendship bracelets for their friends. These beaded bracelets are super easy to make and kids will have fun coming up with positive messages to share with their friends. A fun and easy DIY jewelry project for kids!

1. Gather your supplies and decide on the words and phrases you want to use for each bracelet. My daughter had fun coming up with words to use, her favorite was “smile”.

Tip: Make sure you have enough letters for all the words you want to do! We had to be a bit creative with our words as we ran out of “e’s” quite quickly!

2. Cut your bead string to the size you need. Now, because you are using stretchy bead string (we used a .5mm string) you have a bit of wiggle room. I used my daughter’s wrist as a guide and just made sure that the bracelets were not too snug. They can stretch a lot so I didn’t worry about the size too much. Make sure you cut enough string to also tie your knot at the end.

Kids will love making these colorful beaded friendship bracelets for their friends. These beaded bracelets are super easy to make and kids will have fun coming up with positive messages to share with their friends. A fun and easy DIY jewelry project for kids!

3. Tape down one end of your bead string. I find this really helps to make it easier for kids to string their beads, especially younger kids.

4. Let your kids make their bracelets and have fun! They can do a color pattern or just use random bead colors, it doesn’t matter, their friendship bracelets will look amazing either way!

Kids will love making these colorful beaded friendship bracelets for their friends. These beaded bracelets are super easy to make and kids will have fun coming up with positive messages to share with their friends. A fun and easy DIY jewelry project for kids!

5. Once your kids are done making their bracelets you need to tie a knot. You want to tie 3-4 knots to secure each bracelet, pulling on your string snuggly after each knot. Trim the ends, I like to leave just a bit of string at the end.

Kids will love making these colorful beaded friendship bracelets for their friends. These beaded bracelets are super easy to make and kids will have fun coming up with positive messages to share with their friends. A fun and easy DIY jewelry project for kids!

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