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Simple Bead Bracelets

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Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun. These beaded bracelets are easy but very satisfying for a preschooler to make. The finished bracelets are pretty and make a great gift which a friend of any age can wear with pride. If you're making one as a present, try making a felt ladybird bag or easy gift box to put it in.

Time: 20 minutes
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
Selection of mixed beads
Elastic
Scissors
Sticky tape (optional)

Method
Tie a big knot in one end of the elastic. You will untie or cut this off later so you can make it chunky to ensure no beads fall off the end.



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You can wrap a small piece of sticky tape around the other end to stop it fraying and make the threading process easier for young children.
Set out a selection of beads, ideally with different shapes, colours and textures.



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Let the children sort through the beads and pick out their own selection to thread on to the elastic.



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Threading beads onto elastic


When the bracelet is the right length, slide the beads along the elastic slightly, untie or cut off the chunky knot, and re-tie the two ends of the elastic neatly so that the two end beads join together.



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Ready to trim


Ensure the knot is tightly tied then trim the ends of the elastic.
Admire!



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You could also try threading a chunky button amongst the beads to make a pretend watch.



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Button watch


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Name bracelets are also a nice project. The problem is where does one purchase alphabet or letter beads? Margot
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