Easter Jelly Bean Jewelry
Get creative this Easter, and make jelly bean jewelry. Chances are that you have plenty of these sweet treats hanging around during this spring holiday. This is a fun project to do leading up to Easter or a way to use up all of those ‘beans’ after the holiday is over. If you have a ridiculous amount of the candy in your house, making jewelry out of it is one way to use it up – without eating it all. This craft activity is a creative way to celebrate with older children, tweens and teens. They can DIY their own bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Keep in mind, the jelly beans will eventually get sticky and start shedding their color. The jewelry may stain clothes.
- Jelly beans
- Clear, elastic thread
- Pick out your jelly beans. Create a random color scheme or make a pattern with different hues.
- Line up the beans on your work surface.
- Thread the needle.
- Push the needle from one end of the bean through the other. Pull the thread all the way through. You can either place the beans horizontally or vertically (or alternate the placement). It’s easier to sew through the vertical beans, as there’s a shorter distance from one end to the other.
- Keep sewing until you’ve created a string that’s as long as you need. In other words, a size that fits around the child’s wrist, ankle or neck comfortably. Make sure there is plenty of give, and that the strand doesn’t press up completely against the child – especially if this is worn as a necklace. Necklaces should hang, and not fit tightly.
- Tie the thread at the ends to complete the craft.