Kid Craft: Safety Pin and Bead Bracelet

If you're looking for a fun craft to do with your kids in the dead heat of summer, this is a really fun one! It takes a little bit of time to put it together. In my book, that's a plus! It will keep your kids busy for a while!

Here's what you need to make your own:

  • Lots of small safety pins! Like 60-75, depending on how wide you want the bracelet
  • Beads. Any small kind will do. I used small glass beads.
  • 2 strings of 16" long stretchy clear jewelry cord. I used .8mm kind.

The first thing you do is open the safety pins and put the beads on. I fit for on each pin.

Look how pretty they already look!

Now it's time to string them onto the the stretchy clear cord. To make it easier for the kids to string, use a hair clip to keep the 2 strings together at the end. That way the safety pins won't all fall off!

Thread one string through the top of the safety pin and the other through the bottom. To keep it even, flip every other safety pin upside down. And make sure you are stringing them all bead side up!

See how the second safety pin is upside down?

Keep stringing them all on until you have this:

Then, tie the strings together to form a bracelet.

The stretchy elastic string can be hard to knot tight. And the last thing you want is for it to fall apart! A trick to get it to stay put is adding a little dab of super glue to the knot.

Now all you have to do is trim the elastic cord and enjoy your bracelet!!