Today I am sharing how we made these easy fabric bracelets. They really turned out great!
(We made so many, we’ve been giving them away to our friends too.)
Summer Activity Schedule for Kids
We’ve been fairly busy so far this summer, I can’t believe June is nearly over. I never even had a chance to talk about the activity schedule I’ve set up for my little guys this year. It’s pretty much the same as what I’ve done in years past, (we are still using our jars) we’ve just switched up the days a bit due to twice a week swim lessons and a Thursday reading program we joined.
Our daily routine includes chores, workbooks, computer time, time in the kitchen and lots of swimming, reading and crafts. (I linked to one of the workbooks I bought- love these!
I first saw the workbooks on Zulily, but bought them from Amazon for a dollar or two more so I could get them asap. (Zulily takes like a month to get stuff.) They come in all skill levels, so check them out if you are in the market for new workbooks.)
Easy Bracelet Craft:
One of our favorite crafts so far has been these little bracelets (my son enjoyed making these too). I just love how they came out and they really were easy to make- totally frustration free! I have used this tubing in a couple of bracelet crafts now, it really works great for this type of project. (Remember my Duck Tape Neon Bangles?)
Ready to make some bracelets? Here’s how:
Supplies needed to make fabric bracelets
Step 1: Tear bandanas or other fabric into 1 inch strips. Remove strings.
Step 2: Cut tubing to appropriate size for whomever is wearing the bracelet. Snip the lollipop stick into small pieces. Add a bit of hot glue to one end of the tubing and insert the lollipop stick. Add a bit more glue to the other side of the tube and and insert the other end of the lollipop stick to form a circle.
Step 3: Add a bit of hot glue at the start of the wrap to secure fabric to tube. Start wrapping the fabric around and around, twisting when you need to.
Keep going until the tube is completely covered. One bandana strip (22 inches) will cover a small child’s size bracelet. If you run out of fabric, just use a little glue and add another strip. (try to wrap a little extra around the start of the new fabric to cover any seams.) If you are crafting with a very young child, you may need to help them to keep the fabric tight as they wrap.
When you get to the end, just secure with a bit more glue and trim excess fabric.
Ta da, so cute (and so perfect for all our cousins we’ll be seeing for the 4th!)
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.