Jewelry Making for Kids!
Learning how to make your own jewelry is a very rewarding experience, especially when friends and relatives start to ask where you got your awesome accessories from! The creativity that can be found with home jewelry is a wonderful way for children to explore their own sense of style – whether they're putting together crafts at home with family or getting together with friends to make friendship bracelets. Aside from being a great way to conquer boredom on rainy days after school, teaching kids how to make their own necklaces, bracelets, broaches and other crafts also aids in the development of fine motor skills that they will need to succeed later on in life. And what better way to learn a vital life skill than with something fun, spontaneous and uniquely theirs? Additionally, homemade gifts are perfect for the holiday season. One of the most important things to remember about jewelry making for kids is that supervision should always be given on projects that involve small components, like findings, clasps and beads. Fortunately, jewelry making is just as fun for adults as it is for kids!
Find a variety of tutorials that cover easy jewelry crafts, like felt necklace making, to more intricate projects – like patterned pins and broaches made out of colorful pony beads.
Older children will appreciate the simplicity of making friendship necklaces and bracelets! And the best part about them is that they don't require very many supplies to get started – just embroidery thread, scissors and tape.
Browse through a list of different jewelry projects suitable for children, including necklaces, earrings and even decorative hair clips. They can even learn how to make a cute purse or bag to keep all of their newly made jewelry in!
Shrink plastic is by far one of the best crafts for kids! There are so many things that can be made with a simple sheet of plastic, from personalized bracelets and beads, to pendants featuring pets and loved ones.
Find tips on making the perfect necklace for mom using a variety of macaroni noodles.
Making charm necklaces is an enjoyable experience, especially since no one else will ever have the exact piece of jewelry that you do! All it takes is a little bit of Modge Podge for kids and a paper cut out.
Charm bracelets made out of scrap jewelry pieces are a great way to make broken jewelry functional again! They're also really easy to put together.
Follow the list of materials and procedures in this lesson plan to make your own faux gold pendants, masks and other crafts.
Learn how to make easy pins using safety pins. They're very easy to put together, and you don't have to just stick with feather charms, either – use any charm with a hole that you have on hand!
Use a variety of different common foods to make interesting projects and jewelry crafts, including noodle and licorice necklaces.
Learn how to make edible party jewelry for boys and girls. There's nothing better than getting to eat your creation, especially when it's made out of tasty candy like licorice, fruit rollups and cereal!
Find out how to best work with shrink plastic to make affordable, unique jewelry suitable for all ages.
There's no reason to toss away old leather belts when they don't fit anymore! Instead, cut out fun shapes and transform them into a unique project that your friends will love doing with you.
Make your own clay beads with these easy to mix recipes. Don't forget that certain clays are meant for different applications – salt dough works well for necklaces and bracelets!
Browse through a list of interesting crafts for kids, including making homemade garlands, paper beads, macaroni necklaces and headbands.
Check out a list of different ways to make friendship bracelets – all suitable for children.
Choose from an array of different bracelet, necklace and jewelry projects. They're all pretty easy to make and a lot of fun to wear!
Recycle old hair curlers and make interesting cuff bracelets out of them! All you need is a large enough curler to slip over your hand and some colorful string.
Don't have enough time to play with Lego pieces anymore? Then turn them into fun earrings and other jewelry pieces!
Learn how to make interesting jewelry combinations with recycled bottle corks – you'll need mom or dad around to cut the corks down to size!
If you're looking for an easy and cheap project to do on a budget, then making jewelry out of metal washers is the perfect place to start! Don't forget to choose different sizes of washers.
Toothbrushes are good for more than just brushing your teeth! You can also make really interesting bracelets, as well. This project requires adult supervision because the brushes have to be boiled.
Suitable for older children, necktie cuff bracelets are a lot of fun to make! If you don't have a sewing machine you can always use a needle and thread.
Paper beads are a very versatile jewelry component, and you can create endless combinations of bracelets, necklaces and earrings out of the beads that you coil.
Learn how to make easy, versatile bottle cap pendants with recycled caps and personalized photographs. In fact, you can even use hand drawn images instead!
Watch a video that will teach you how to recycle your old pop tabs into interesting pieces of jewelry, including bracelets and earrings.
Looking for a fun way to teach the benefits of recycling? Then check out this collection of wearable art projects that are both easy and lead free.
Learn how to recycle old denim outfits to make your own rose brooches!
Find out how to make colorful necklaces and bracelets out of old shirts that don't fit anymore!
Browse through a collection of step-by-step pictures that demonstrate how to properly coil magazine, newspaper and scrap paper strips into durable beads.