Like mine, are your little kids total budding fashionistas? My kids have been really interested in accessorizing lately and I’m the kind of DIY-loving parent who adores finding new ways to combine the things they enjoy with crafting so they can see that just about every aspect of life and be creative. That’s how I found myself helping them make simple foam bracelets last week! The outcomes were so cute that I decided to make another one myself so I could outlined the process for other people to learn from too.
If you love the idea of teaching your kids how to make their own jewelry just as much as I did, check out these step by step instructions for easy foam butterfly bracelets! If you’d prefer to follow a video tutorial rather than a written one, scroll to the bottom of this post.
For this project, you’ll need:
- White paper
- Pink yarn
- Felt pens (purple and blue)
- Foam paper
Gather your materials!
Use your length of yarn to measure your wrist. Wrap it around and pinch it where the end meets the rest of the string, then use your scissors to cut it there so you have the length your bracelet needs to be.
Lay your newly trimmed measuring string down horizontally on your white paper in a straight line and make marks at each end so the same length is now marked off on your page. Pick up the string and move it down about an inch, still holding it horizontally, to make the same marks below. You now have four marks in total, marking out what looks like the four corners of a rectangle.
Connect the marks that are across from each other with horizontal straight lines in order to map out the wristband of your bracelet. Then draw wing shapes on either end, starting at the top mark, rising and falling to make the shape, and joining back up at the bottom mark. Your wing shapes should be a mirrored image of one another so they face the right direction once you’ve wrapped your bracelet around your wrist to fasten it.