Chain is charming and beads are beautiful, but for kids, a plastic-petal necklace can be jewelry at its finest. Let this week's Craft Apparent project be the final straw towards getting your kiddo to accessorize. Sip, sip, sup--here's how to whip these baubles up!
Handful of Drinking Straws (2 colors)
Yarn or String
Large Sequin (Optional)
- Cut straws into 1" pieces.
- Thread needle with a length of yarn (as long as you want the necklace plus several extra inches for safety.) Alternate stringing straw pieces and sequin until the necklace is long enough to fit over the wearer's head. Tie two ends in a knot; cut off excess.
- Cut 3-1/4", 3- 1" and 6-1 1/4" straw pieces; cut length of yarn. Thread needle.
- String the 3 smallest straw pieces and knot in a circle to create flower center. DO NOT CUT YARN.
- String long-medium-long straw pieces onto the yarn end coming from the center; tie back at center to create petal. Repeat for 3 remaining petals, ending with a knot at the center.
- Tie flower to necklace. Cut yarn.
For less razzley-dazzley accessories, skip the sequin.
- Cut as many 1/2" lengths of straw as needed to create the bracelet length desired. Make as for necklace.
This is a great project for birthday parties or classrooms!