Kids love to create things, so let their creativity loose with these fun and stylish jewelry projects you can do together. All of these projects are made from simple, inexpensive supplies—many of which you probably have at home right now.
Many people have extra buttons lying around. These buttons can be used to create all types of jewelry including hair clips, bracelets, necklaces, rings and more. Buttons can be glued onto hair barrettes or ribbons, strung on string or yarn, and even used as pendants. Buttons come in so many shapes and sizes there are bound to be some that strike your fancy. You can even find buttons shaped like flowers, fruit, teddy bears, and just about anything else you can think of.
Beaded Necklaces and Bracelets
Beads are always a winner with kids. We know they love to string them, but it is even more fun when they can make whatever jewelry they want with their favorite colors. Get out your old jewelry-making tools and stock up on a variety of beads from Har-Man Importing Corp to have everything available for your kids to let their creativity flow. You can all customize your creations by adding paint, glitter, feathers, and any other embellishments you like, string them on yarn, thread, or chains and you have a one-of-a-kind piece of art your kids will love to wear.
Jewelry from Office Supplies
There’s no need to buy special supplies for making jewelry with your kids. If you have office supplies on hand, you have what you need to make some stunning pieces. String together butterfly clips and paper clips, or try braiding some rubber bands to make bracelets, necklaces, or even belts. Paper clips can even be bent into different shapes to make links, animals, flowers, and other objects.
Soda Tab Jewelry
If you drink soda from cans, start saving your tabs now. The tabs can be used in all sorts of ways to create unique wearable art. Hook them together to make pendants, string them together into chains, or even try weaving ribbon through them and painting them in bright colors. Beads and yarn work well for this type of craft, too.
It’s easy to make great-looking jewelry at home. Find ways to repurpose or recycle materials such as fabric scraps, old magazines, straws, duct tape, candy, or even washers from the hardware store. Even just paper can take on new life as a bracelet or belt. Get creative and inspire your kids to do the same!