If you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, then you may be interested in learning how to make fun bracelets for kids. Bracelets make a fun, wearable craft for kids. You may make bracelets from a variety of recycled and craft materials, including edible bracelets from popular candy and cereal. Kids will enjoy showing off their unique bracelets to friends and may even choose to make additional bracelets to give as gifts.
Friendship bracelets are an easy craft for kids to make and give to their best friends. For a simple friendship bracelet, start with three strands of embroidery floss, each approximately six feet long. The floss may be multiple colors or all the same color. Knot the middle of the floss together and fold it in half, taping the knot to a table to keep it still during the process. Beginning with the strand on the left, tie a knot with the strand of embroidery floss individually around each of the other five strands. At the end of the process, the first strand will now be on the right. Repeat the process with the new left strand and continue the process until the strands end. Tie a knot at the end of the bracelet, then tie it to the wrist of a friend.
Use colorful buttons to create a unique bracelet. Cut a piece of elastic cord to fit around your wrist, adding a few extra inches to allow you to tie the end of the bracelet. Thread the elastic cord through the buttons, making sure that the cord goes through two opposite holes on each button. As you add new buttons, make them overlap slightly. Once you only have a couple inches left on the elastic cord, tie a knot on each end to keep the buttons in place, then tie it onto your wrist.
Use magazines to make recycled paper beads for a bracelet. Cut pieces of magazine into long, skinny triangles. The size of the triangle’s base will be the approximately length of your bead. Coat one side of the triangle with glue and, starting with the wide end, wrap it around a plastic straw. You may add multiple triangles to each straw, leaving a small space between each one. When the glue has dried, cut the straw to separate the beads. String the beads onto elastic cord or yarn for a simple bracelet. Instead of magazines, you may use newspaper to make the beads, then paint them with craft paint before stringing them onto the rope.
Any small, dry food item with holes makes the perfect material for beads. Cut a piece of dental floss or string to fit around a child’s wrist. Tie a knot at the end of the string and allow your child to place cereal pieces, small pieces of pasta or hard candies, such as Lifesavers, onto the string. Tie the string onto your child’s wrist for a quick edible bracelet. For a completely edible bracelet, replace the string with thin licorice ropes such as Twizzlers Pull 'n Peel candy or Super Rope Candy. If using a string-like candy, you must be careful that the candy rope does not break during the process.