4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace

Looking for a simple 4th of July craft for kids? These patriotic necklaces are super easy to make and provide a wonderful opportunity for patterning and fine motor practice.

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*This post was originally published on June 25, 2014 and has since been updated.

 

4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace~ Buggy and Buddy

With the 4th of July holiday nearing and the kids home from school and looking for things to do, this patriotic craft was the perfect solution. Both my 3 year old and 6 year hold were very content creating with their beads and straws for quite some time and ended up with the perfect accessories to wear on the Fourth of July! (This post contains affiliate links.)

 

4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace 

Materials for Patriotic Necklace Craft

*Beads and small pieces of straw are choking hazards. Never leave your child unattended with these materials.

Directions for Patriotic Necklace Craft

1. Cut your red straws into one inch pieces and set them out with some blue pony beads.

2. Cut a piece of string long enough to fit over your child’s head when tied. (Be sure to leave a little extra for tying the finished necklace together.)

materials for patriotic necklace craft for kids

 

3. Tie a pony bead to one end of the string. This will keep the beads and straws from slipping off while your child is stringing. On the other end of the string, wrap a piece of scotch tape. Making the end of the string sturdy with tape will help your child thread more easily.

prepare the string

 

4. Begin threading you beads and straw pieces onto the string. You can create any pattern you’d like!

We started out alternating between one bead and one straw piece.

patriotic necklace craft

 

We also made some by alternating between 5 beads and one straw piece.

fine motor necklace craft

 

5. When you’re happy with your creation, tie the string together to create your necklace.

tie the string together

 

6. Cut off the ends with the tape and attached pony bead. You’re done!

4th of July Craft for Kids

 

Tip: Smaller children will find it easier to use pipe cleaners for threading rather than string. They can turn their finished creations into bracelets!

4th of July craft for younger children

 

This patriotic craft kept the kids busy for quite some time! After making their own red, white, and blue bracelets, they made even more to give their friends as gifts!

4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace~ Buggy and Buddy

 

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Comments

  1. What a great idea for making something festive and cute!

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