This colorful and easy paper straw bracelet uses colorful straws to make beads that you can thread to create lovely bracelets. These are great for kids of all ages!
How To Make Paper Straw Bracelets For Kids
Today we will be making colorful and fun paper straw bracelets for kids. This is great for kids of all ages really, but particularly preschoolers and kindergarten children and other big kids of elementary school age.
These paper straw bracelets are fun fine motor skill practice, and great for at home or in the classroom. Play jewelry also promotes pretend play!
Don’t worry, this isn’t a terribly messy craft, but it may take a little bit to put together. However, the best part is, it won’t break your budget! This paper straw bracelet craft will cost you less than $20 to make.
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Paper Straw Bracelets For Kids
Since there are so many different paper straws, you can make these as customizable as you want.
Want stripes? Solid colors? Holo? There are so many different paper straws to choose from and each straw will easily make paper straw beads.
You can use any type of string you want, and really the only tools you need are scissors. Safety scissors are best for younger kids who may not be the most skilled with scissors yet.
Supplies Needed To Make Paper Straw Bracelets:
For this craft you will need:
Instructions To Make Paper Straw Bracelets
Invite children to carefully cut the paper straws into beads of all sizes.
Next, cut a piece of cotton string or yarn to fit your child’s wrist. In fact “cut several! These bracelets look best in pairs.
For younger children, it’s helpful to tie one straw bead to the end of the string. This will prevent beads from sliding off the string and onto the floor.
Then kids can simply string their paper straw beads! Stringing beads is a great fine-motor skill.
Kids can experiment with creating patterns.
When children are finished stringing their beads, tie off the end with a double knot.
I chose to snip off the extra “base” bead to create a completely round shape. Then I tucked the knot into a bead to hide it.
Recommendations While Making This Paper Straw Craft:
Your child is free to cut the beads any size they want. However, a uniform may be a little easier to work with.
To help your child cut the same size paper straw beads, you may want to use a black pen or pencil to make the straws.
Our Finished Paper Straw Bracelet
These simple bracelets for kids are quite adorable! Best of all, since paper straws are so inexpensive, kids can make new bracelets for different holidays and seasons.
My kids love making jewelry! But sometimes, craft supplies can be expensive. That’s why I love to find ways for them to be creative without breaking the bank.
These simple Paper Straw Bracelets fit the bill! Colorful paper straws can be found in dollar sections of large stores or in bulk at party supply stores. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, and have many crafty uses!
Plus, if the bracelet gets ruined, simply remove the string and toss the beads into the recycling bin.
More Jewelry and Beaded Fun From Kids Activities Blog:
This paper straw bracelet is a piece of lovely jewelry. It’s easy to make and isn’t particularly messy. So here are some other similar themed crafts for kids to make:
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How did your paper straw bracelets turn out? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!