Now the school holidays are here we’re running a series of blog posts on crafting with children. This post is about crafting jewellery out of paper. It’s fun for those rainy days and doesn’t have to be expensive – have a hunt with the kids to see what paper you can find around the house e.g. magazines, newspapers, junk mail, old catalogues, out of date road atlas, old colouring book pages . It’s all about upcycling.
Why not have a go at these paper projects (children optional!).
1. Make your own diamonds (well, paper diamonds!). Print out the free template, cut it out and get folding!
2. Starburst wrapper bracelets. Get munching! Alternatively these bracelets can be made using old magazines, scrap paper, junk mail – whatever you can find!
You can watch a free video guide here to learn how to make these
3. Making your own beads
Have a go at making your own paper beads. Have a look at our free guide here
Paper beads image from http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Paper-Beads/
It should go without saying but make sure you supervise children with their making and choose a project that suits their age.
Do share any jewellery making you do with us on our facebook page or by linking to image via the comments section here – we’d love to see what you come up with!
And don’t forget – although we don’t teach kids at the London Jewellery School , grown ups can learn with us and pass on their new skills.
Anna Campbell is an experienced teacher and enjoys different types of jewellery making including beading and metal clay. She runs her own business, Light Boat Jewellery and has made jewellery for celebrities.