I adore making jewelry with kids.
Particularly because I get to make jewelry for myself, too! My daughter is obsessed with making jewelry, so we’ve tried lots of different methods. When I saw fabric tape at the craft store, I knew that I could make some adorable, cheap DIY beads for her!
Materials for Making Jewelry
- Fabric Tape
How to Make Fabric Beads
- Cut a strip of fabric tape to match the length of your straw
- Peel back the tape and place the straw on the longest edge of the tape
- Roll the straw on the tape so that it gets covered in fabric
- Cut the straw to make beads
Note: The width of my tape left a little straw showing. It didn’t both me, but be sure to get wide enough tape if it would bother you!!
My daughter and I chatted while we were making jewelry together, so I don’t have any pictures of us making these bracelets. Activities like these have become such precious time for us to connect.
If you want to make a bracelet or necklace like we did, all you need is some thin thread. We received our thread for free from Craft Project Ideas. I just love all of the colors that come with their friendship thread.
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If you like projects like these, check out how we love making jewelry that glows!!