Simple Bead Bracelets

Simple Bead Bracelets

Posted 2013-08-20 by Jane Streetfollow


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.



  • 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.



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

  • 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.

  • Ready to trim


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



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

  • Button watch


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    238057 - 2023-07-18 02:20:54

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