Kid Crafts How-To: Foam Heart Friendship Bracelet (from Make and Takes)
The fabulous kid crafts blogger, Marie LeBaron, recently released her first book, “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year.” We received permission to showcase four crafts from the book on Goodyblog. Come back each Wednesday (11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 12/14) as we showcase one new craft. For more ideas from Marie LeBaron, visit her blog www.makeandtakes.com.
Craft foam sheets in red, pink, and/or white
9–10″ of yarn, any color
Rhinestone stickers (optional)
Glitter glue (optional)
1. Using your scissors, cut out 6–7 small 1 × 1″ hearts from the craft foam sheets. You will need 6–7 hearts per child, although the length of the bracelet may vary for each child.
2. Use your hole punch to make 2 holes in each heart, as shown in the photo. You may have to press hard with your hole punch to get through the craft foam.
3. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of your piece of yarn to help with lacing each heart and to prevent the yarn from fraying.
4. Lace the yarn through the foam hearts, weaving in and out of each hole. Lace up as many hearts as you need to fit the bracelet around your child’s wrist.
5. Once all the hearts are on the yarn, tie the two ends of the yarn together in a knot and trim the ends. Make sure you tie the bracelet so that it is big enough for your child to take on and off easily.
Reprinted from “Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year,” with permission from Wiley Publishing. Copyright 2011.Add a Comment