With summer and Mother’s Day approaching, what better time is there to get crafty and try your hand at some jewellery making with the kids?
Don’t worry, these are all quite simple crafts, some that even toddlers can help with!
Many of these are made with items around the house, or things that have been upcycled into something new and beautiful.
Precious memories are woven into each piece, and whether your child keeps them for herself or gives them to someone special, they’ll have fun in the process, and that’s what childhood is all about!
1) Kallista had such a wonderful time painting and embellishing this broken seashell and turning it into a necklace. You can see how proud she is to be wearing it! It made a memory of a visit to the beach last longer. In this post you’ll also find links to several other seashell crafts from great bloggers.
2) What can you do when you’ve lost a piece from a jigsaw puzzle? Don’t throw it out – turn the pieces into a brooch!
3) Always a classic, beaded bracelets are great for practicing fine motor skills, patterning, and just having fun.
4) This little craft had Kallista and I bonding while the boys were out. Upcycle some styrofoam cups and dress them up to make yarn bracelets.
5) They say the way to a boy’s heart is through his stomach, and if that’s the case, these edible friendship bracelets might just be the thing!
6) Tristan and I had a laugh winding up this pendant made from a stone he found in our garden!
What items do you like to upcycle?