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Fabric Bead Necklace Kids Craft

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Crafting is becoming a big passion for Shae. I’m not talking about cutting out construction paper and gluing it to each other to make odd shapes. I’m talking about thought out creations that have a purpose. These fabric beads happened after seeing my trunk full of fabric and other random stuff. She wanted to make something permanent, something that was useful not something that would’ve ended up in the recycle bin in a month.Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

We started off with a stack of thin fabrics in a variety of colors and patterns. We cut them into strips of all lengths and widths.  Don’t exceed 1 inch wide as your bead with be very big.  Lengths can vary from  5″ to 12 depending how thick your child wants the beads.

Hold your strip flat and apply a thin strip of glue the entire length. Using a pencil start rolling the strip up. Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft Don’t roll too tight as it will be difficult to remove. Slide your rolled up fabric gently off your pencil and set aside to dry. Use an extra touch of glue if the end isn’t secure. If you find your pencil is getting too much glue, use another pencil.

              *roll your bead close to the pointy end, it’ll be easier to remove.

After all of your beads have set and seem to have hardened (we let them sit overnight) you’re ready to create your jewelry. Shae made a necklace using a thin suede cord.Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

I created a cool knot/loop on one end and when she done I created a larger knot to close the necklace. Elastic cord would work well too and then you won’t have issues with closures.
Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

Make tons of beads for rainy day projects or make gifts for others.

Supplies needed

thin fabric in a variety of colors/patterns
scissors
school glue
pencil
thread/cord for necklace

Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft
Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craft

Making Fabric Beads by Kids #craftFabric Beads, making a necklace with scrap materials, kids craft

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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  1. That is a neat project. My granddaughter may like this.

  2. Oh my gosh soooo cute. My 9yo would go crazy for this craft project.

  3. That is really cute,I think this is a great little craft and came out looking really nice.

  4. This is a really cute project idea. I have a ton of scrap fabrics that could be fun beads.

  5. You really can do just about anything with Elmer’s Glue. What an adorable necklace.

  6. That’s a fun craft idea. You can literally make a million different varieties if you change the fabric, which I think is so cool.

  7. Chrystal @ YUM eating says:

    Now that looks like a ridiculous amount of fun. I am going to have to show this to kiddo and see if she is interested!

  8. I used to have a craft beading machine that would help me do this when I was a kid. Instead of fabric, mom let us use her old magazines and we LOVED it.

  9. What a cute idea! I love how simple it is, too. She looks stylish with her necklace on!

  10. Such a fun project for littles ones! She looks darling with her fabric necklace.

  11. That is so cool! I would never have thought of that. Beads come to mind,, but this is more avant garde!
    Mitch

  12. Pinned to my craft board – Isa will love making these – perfect for back to school!

  13. What a super fun craft! These would make great gifts, too! Thanks for the idea.

  14. That is so creative! Love the idea of creating fashion beads!

  15. Maria Oller says:

    I love her necklace great idea, While I have no children in that age my daughter loves crafting and I bet she will love the post too!

  16. Thank you for reminding about this craft! I remember making these when I was in girl scouts!

  17. This is such a creative project. It turned out beautiful and your daughter is so cute!

  18. I love the results! Great use of scraps!

  19. Her necklace turned out so cute! What a fun project!

  20. This is a really cute, easy necklace to make. Definitely perfect for kids!

  21. what a cute necklace! I am super impressed.

  22. My girls would love this, I think even my younger boys would too! We will have to try this out!

  23. My daughter likes to craft too, and is really good at it. I love when the kids take an interest in something and then end up being great at it. The necklace is fantastic!

  24. I love this! Now I finally have something to do with all my scraps. 🙂

  25. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    What a fun and easy craft to do with kids. I love the results! Thanks for sharing.

  26. That’s really cute! What a fun project!

  27. Awesome! These look so neat. And fun to make too!

  28. Those fabric beads are too cute! Love the necklace!

  29. Brett says:

    My girls love arts and crafts. We’ll have to do this project.

  30. Awww she is so very creative. It came out pretty good, and it looks good on her

  31. That is a neat craft project! My daughters would love to make something like this.

  32. Oh those are cool! I think even I would like to make a necklace or two, what a fun way to use up scraps!

  33. This is so cute! Look at her getting her craft on. So creative. I would never have thought to make fabric beads, but these are so cute. I love the shabby chicness of them. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

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