The end of the summer holidays is approaching (not to mention some rainy days inside) so how about some ‘back to school’ craft projects you can make with the kids? Why not make personalised beaded key rings or bag charms to hang on school bags or lunch boxes. Or for their book bag, some mini bookmarks. Alternatively, kids can make these as gifts for people that have looked after them over the summer!
1. This project can be made as either a bag charm or beaded key ring. Painting your own wooden beads is fun but you could also use some beads from your stash (we know you’ve got one!). Free tutorial from the Creature Comforts blog
2. The beaded bookmark project from the What we do all day blog will give you and the kids a great starting point to get creative with beads and paperclips!
3. What about a personalised beaded key ring, tutorial from Happy go lucky. You can buy letter beads or alternatively paint letters on wooden 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, we’d love to see what you come up with.
If you’ve missed our previous blog posts on crafting with kids here are the links
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.