I love this little craft! Who wouldn’t love a gift made with love? These beaded bracelets are the perfect fit every time! Why not make one for Mother’s Day, for a birthday, or for yourself?
I do not have photos of this craft in progress as at the time I was keeping an 18-month-old occupied while helping a 4-year-old and a ten-year-old to make these gorgeous beaded bracelets for the special ladies in their lives.
Supplies for a beaded bracelet
- beading wire
- the closure of your choice
- needle nose pliers
How we made our beaded bracelets
The children used my wrist as a guide to cutting the wire to a good length, leaving a little extra to play with on either side.
They put a crimp on the wire, and fed the wire through again, leaving a small loop to hold one end of the closure, and then squished the crimp closed with the pliers.
They decided which beads they wanted to use and placed them out in order. We found the toddler plates with edges on them worked well to keep the beads contained and in order.
The children then strung the beads on to the wire. This can be a bit tricky! Excellent practice for fine motor skills for every age!
Once the children reached close to the other end of the wire, they threaded another crimp on. They folded the wire over and back through the crimp and down through a bead or two, and squished the crimp.
The closure pieces were added to each side of the bracelet through the loops on the wire.
And there you have it, an amazing bracelet for you or someone you love!
Tristan made one for his Nana, and one for his Aunty. Maybe this will be the year he’ll make one for me?