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Toddler Craft Project- Bead Necklaces

Easy craft idea for the kiddos

Thanks for dropping in today for a little toddler craft project idea. Every kid loves a necklace, especially one they can help create. This would be a perfect birthday party craft, it uses little supplies and can be assembled in a flash. All you’ll need is May Arts string beads, 1/2″ wrinkled silk, white fabric or heavy cardstock (I used upholstery vinyl but not everyone has scraps of that lying around), washi tape, coloured pens/markers, hot glue gun, and a hole punch. Follow these simple directions to create this toddler craft:

DIY bead necklaces1. Cut a length of string beads approx. 20″. Cross the cut ends.

2. Twist beads together leaving the loose ends in the opposite direction.

3. Wrap with a piece of 1/2″ ribbon and hot glue to secure ends. Snip excess beads off.

For the pendant- Cut your desired shape (heart, star, circle, etc.) from the fabric/paper. Punch a hole in the top and tread 1/2″ ribbon through. Tie onto bead strand, securing with hot glue.

Cut shapes from canvas or upholstery vinyl for kids to decorate and make necklace pendants

 Have your toddler complete the craft by decorating the shape using pens, markers, washi tape or any other craft supplies you have on hand.


handmade necklaces kids can decorate with washi tape, pens, glitter, stickers, and ribbon

May Arts string beads come in a variety of colors to please any wee one. This toddler craft project is part 2 of my May Arts Design Team application.  To check out all the details of the DT call check out the May Arts blog.


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    1. THanks Meredith, they really are super simple, but very pleasing for your little ones!

  1. Yea for toddler crafts! This is a great project and I’ll be sharing it on The Crafty Crow soon 🙂

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