Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids

Ever try making jewelry with kids?  We've dabbled a bit, but honestly, I've always been kind of overwhelmed by beading. It's one thing to string on some pony beads, but we've never tried adding on clasps or *gasp* crimping anything. The crafty folks at Dragonfly Designs sent me one of their DIY jewelry making kits to review... and let me tell you, the kids and I HAD A BLAST! (And we finally learned how to make real jewelry!)

How to Make Jewelry with Kids!


How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits





Want to learn more about Dragonfly Designs?

Dragonfly Designs is a small business that offers a wide range of DIY Jewelry Making kits perfect for children and adults. Each kit includes super easy to follow instructions and ALL the materials you need to create bracelets, necklaces, earrings and much more! (You can see a list of their cool DIY jewelry kits here.)

They also run summer camps, parties, and bead making events, so if you're in San Diego or the Bay Area definitely check them out!

How do you make jewelry with kids?

I received this Children's Jewelry Making Kit.

It came with EVERYTHING we needed to make jewelry. I didn't have to add anything else. The box included all the tools, wire, beads, clasps, and extension chains that we needed to make bracelets and necklaces.

How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits


The directions were SUPER clear. Again, I have to reiterate that previous to this I had 0 experience making fancy jewelry. If I could do it, you can do it too!

How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits

Here's a photo of my very first time making jewelry with my sons and their friends.

How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits

I simply followed the directions from the box and watched this video tutorial showing how to add clasps and we were good to go.

Here's a photo of our creations:

Didn't the kids do great?


How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits

The jewelry kit contained so many lovely beads, clasps, and wire that we were able to make jewelry for 4 more playdates... and we're planning on having another jewelry making playdate next week too. My sons are hooked!


How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits

Pssst- notice the mixed beads in the background? We accidentally dropped the bead container and mixed a lot of the beads. Eeek! The kids didn't mind though. They were just excited to create.

If you're interested in trying jewelry making with your kids and you're not sure where to start (or don't know what to buy, definitely check out Dragonfly Designs!

Jewelry making is a fun playdate, summer camp, or birthday party craft. My sons and their friends absolutely loved the products. (And now they have a new fun hobby too!)

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How to make necklaces and bracelets with kids using Dragonfly Designs DIY Jewelry making kits

Happy creating, friends!



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