Hi, creative friends! Can you believe Easter is right around the corner? My kids love all kinds of Easter treats, and today’s project is no exception! I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and today I’m sharing how to make Jelly Bean Jewelry!
Jelly Bean jewelry is such a simple and fun project to make, and your little ones will be so hoppy with the finished project!
My little girls loved eating (ahem… playing with) the jelly beans to create patterns for their jewelry.
Colorful and delicious, these necklaces and bracelets would be a perfect addition to any Easter basket!
Ready to make your own jelly bean jewelry?
Jelly Bean Jewelry Supplies:
• Jelly Beans (can be found in the Easter treat isles of your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store)
• Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord
• Sharp hand sewing needle
• Paper towels (one dry and one damp)
Begin by measuring Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord around your little one’s head or wrist. Cut it long enough to be taken on and off without a closure, plus 3-4”.
While you’re moving on to the next steps, let your little ones arrange the jelly beans in the order they’d like them on the jewelry.
Thread the Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord through the needle eye. It’s helpful to cut the end at an angle to help it slide through the eye easier.
One by one, poke the needle through the jelly beans, carefully centering the needle, and thread along the jewelry cord. The needle will get gummy after every few jelly beans, at which time you can use the damp paper towel to clean off the needle and dry it with the dry paper towel before continuing on.
Note: As it takes a fair amount of pressure to thread the needle through the jelly bean, I recommend this step being done by an older child or adult only to avoid any unwanted pokes! Once the needle makes it through each jelly bean, I let my 5-year-old slide the jelly bean down to the end of the cord, and she did a great job!
Once your necklace or bracelet has reached the desired length, tie the cord ends with a square knot to secure and trim close to the knot.
Your kids will love munching on their new jewelry, and you’ll both love creating it together!