Here’s 18 ways for kids to make beads! You’ll find all kinds of unique ideas- including beads made from fabric and even beads made from bread clay!
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Beads are always one of our go-to crafting items. I’ll often take out my stash of pony beads, grab some string or pipe cleaners, and let the kids get creating. It keeps them entertained for quite some time, and they always come out with the coolest creations!
Kid Crafts Using Beads
- Bead and Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments
- Straw and Bead Necklaces
- Shape Necklaces
- Rainbow Necklace
- Beaded Napkin Rings
But, you don’t always have to buy new beads for crafts- kids can even make their own. Below you’ll find some ways to embellish beads you already have and ways to make beads right from scratch!
18 Ways for Kids to Make Beads
DIY Embellished Wooden Bead Bracelets from Buggy and Buddy
Dyed Pasta as Beads from Buggy and Buddy
DIY Homemade Sparkling Beads from Mama Miss
Beads Made from Homemade Clay from Kids Play Box
How to Make Fabric Beads from Babble Dabble Do
DIY Engineer Stripe Heart Pendant from Play Trains!
Straw Beads from Mama Papa Bubba
Eco Bead Bracelet Craft from In the Playroom
DIY Heart Beads from Moms and Crafters
DIY Fabric Bead Bracelet from Tiny Rotten Peanuts
Mixed Up Beads from Mama Miss
Polymer Clay Beads from Babble Dabble Do
Bread Clay Beads from Mama Miss
Faux Gemstones from Moms and Crafters
Ombre Wooden Beads from Mama Papa Bubba
Watermelon Salt Dough Beads from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
DIY String Wrapped Beads from Moms and Crafters
Giant Clay Beads from Babble Dabble Do
Have you made your own beads before? I’d love to hear any new ideas you have!