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Have fun making your own beads out of clay and make a necklace or bracelet. Leave them natural for a Wilma Flintstone look or paint them with nail varnish for shiny colourful beads.

Time: 20 minutes plus drying time
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
Air drying craft clay
Skewer
Elastic
Nail varnishes to decorate (optional)



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Method
Roll the clay into little balls.



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Make a hole through each ball using the skewer.



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Make a hole in each bead with a skewer


Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Thread onto elastic to make a bracelet.



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Tie the ends of the elastic together and trim. Slide the knot into one of the beads to hide it.

Your bracelet is now ready to wear.



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If you want to make a colourful shiny bracelet, try painting the beads with bright nail varnishes. 



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Paint with nail varnish to get colourful shiny beads


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