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DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

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These DIY kids’ bracelets from popsicle sticks are fun and easy for little ones to make if you are looking for quarantine crafts!

DIY kids bracelets
Decorated by my 8-year-old by herself.

Supplies for DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

During these challenging quarantine times, I am trying to come up with crafts using what we already have around the house.

DIY kids bracelets
Some of the items we used.

Don’t have Mod Podge?  Use some white glue diluted a little with water.  I grabbed the embroidery floss from a friendship bracelet kit my daughter had.  The extra-wide popsicle sticks had been leftover from another craft.  Not pictured were the stickers used to decorate over the washi tape.

Making the Bracelets

Boil the popsicle sticks for 30 minutes.  Let them sit for 5 minutes in the pan to cool down.  My sticks weren’t pliable enough at this point, so I repeated the process.  After the second time, it was time to bend them into shape.  This was trickier than expected!

To make sure I chose a glass that would result in a bracelet that fit my daughter, I measured her wrist with a pipe cleaner then looked for glass that would give me a bracelet that size. Start by gently bending the stick into a cuff bracelet shape.  Then push snuggly into a class to keep the form while drying.

DIY kids bracelets
This is harder than it looks.

Let the bracelets set overnight.  Then turn your kids loose with the bracelets and decorating supplies.

Decorating the Bracelets

DIY kids bracelets

For the first one, my daughter painted the bracelet a base color.  Using a pencil eraser she added polka dots in different colors.  The middle one she wrapped with washi tape and then embellished with stickers.

For the last one, she chose three colors of embroidery floss to wrap around the bracelet.  Start by applying a layer of Modge Podge with a foam brush, wrap the floss around the bracelet, then coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

Aside from the boiling and shaping of the bracelets, this a great project to let your kids do independently.  My daughter is quite proud of the bracelets she made.

 

 

 

 

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