Break out the craft supplies this weekend and let your kids make some of these wonderful DIY bracelets. Plenty of friendship bracelets here as well as beads and button options!
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DIY Bracelets for Kids
If you’re looking for a craft project to do with the kids this weekend how about some fun DIY bracelets? I found plenty of options for friendship bracelets but also beads and buttons and even some made from folded paper!
These easy activities are perfect for rainy days and sleepovers!
1 | Heart Friendship Bracelets Tutorial
These rustic looking friendship bracelets are super simple to make so it’s a great craft for kids of all ages. Right through to teens! And they’re adjustable too so you could make them as party favors (or make them at the party for the kids to swap and take home!)
Heart Friendship Bracelets Tutorial by Moms and Crafters
2 | How to Make Bracelets from Recycled Tshirts
We all love a good repurposed craft around here so I just had to share these fabulous woven fabric bracelets. They’re made from old tshirts! This is just the craft I need in my life right now because I just emptied out a box full of too-small shirts from my kids’ closet!
How to Make Bracelets from Recycled Tshirts by Crafts by Amanda
3 | Easy Button Bracelets Craft
Oh how sweet are these bracelets! I have a thing about buttons and I’m always picking up cute ones for our craft box. This is the perfect craft for those days when you want the kids to be creative but you don’t want them to make a mess! No glue or glitter involved. And it’s perfect for toddlers through to tweens. Sweet!
Easy Button Bracelets Craft by Pint Sized Treasures
4 | Phone Number Bracelets
Here’s an idea for a practical craft, a personalized bracelet with your phone number on. If you’re heading off to Disney World
on vacation or just taking a trip to the zoo these bracelets would come in handy if your child got lost so someone could call you.
Phone Number Bracelets by Danya Banya
5 | Tea Break Bracelets
These beaded bracelets look like something you’d buy from a store, and they’re perfect for boys and girls to make and wear! They’re called tea break bracelets because they don’t take very long to make. Just the project for your teens who want to make something for their friends as a graduation gift!
Tea Break Bracelets by Savvy Homemade
6 | Easy DIY Button Friendship Bracelets
Here’s a way to take those woven friendship bracelets to the next level by adding a cute button! We’ve always made our bracelets from embroidery floss but having seen those fabulous colours I need to go buy some hemp cord!
Easy DIY Button Friendship Bracelets by Happy Hour Projects
7 | Snazzy Jazzy Button Bracelets
Oh my how cute and colorful are these button bracelets! I LOVE the idea of stacking those buttons up to combine the colors and patterns! We are totally making some of these this weekend.
Snazzy Jazzy Button Bracelets by Kids Craftroom
8 | Science Fashion Tubular Glitter Bracelets
Here’s an idea for you if you want to introduce a bit of science into your craft sessions! Your kids can learn all about density while making a very cute glitter bracelet to wear!
Science Fashion Tubular Glitter Bracelets by Babble Dabble Do
9 | DIY Wish Bracelet Tutorial
Here’s another craft that’s great for teens to make for themselves, their BFF, or maybe even to sell! These hemp wish bracelets are easy to make but look super stylish, and they’re adjustable so you can wear them as an anklet too. They can mix and match colors of hemp cord and beads to make stackable bracelets.
DIY Wish Bracelet Tutorial by Yes Missy
10 | Yarn Bracelet
Scrap yarn project alert!
If you have some cute yarn leftovers in your stash grab the kids and spend some time weaving these cute yarn bracelets together!
Yarn Bracelet by A Girl and a Glue Gun
11 | Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet
Mother’s Day is coming up and how about these fabulous paper flower bracelets as a handmade gift idea! Your older kids would be able to make these by themselves but younger ones might need a little help with the flowers.
Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet by Buggy and Buddy
12 | DIY Mother’s Day Colouring Page Bracelets
Speaking of Mother’s Day, here’s another bangle idea that any mom would love to wear! This is definitely a craft for older tweens or teens, but if your littles want to get in on the act you could have them do the colouring for sure.
DIY Mother’s Day Colouring Page Bracelets by Persia Lou
13 | The Fastest Friendship Bracelet Ever
Ok so they’re not quite the fastest friendship bracelet design because of course that would be the regular three strand braid. But these come close, and are so much prettier! I love the addition of the loop and bead to make a clasp too. Your kids will want to make several, for stacking up their arm and gifting to friends of course!
The Fastest Friendship Bracelet Ever by Hey Wanderer
14 | Wooden Bead Bracelet Kids Craft Gift Idea
These bead bracelets are a fun and creative way for your kids to learn about colours and patterns, and of course develop their fine motor skills with the threading. You can make matching mama daughter bracelets to wear!
Wooden Bead Bracelet Kids Craft Gift Idea by Rhythms of Play
15 | Crepe Paper Bracelets
If you have an abundance of crepe paper in your craft stash it’s time to call your tweens over and show them how to make these cute and colourful braided bracelets!
Crepe Paper Bracelets by Babble Dabble Do
16 | Kid’s Artwork Folded Paper Bracelets
Oh my goodness this idea is just genius! I mean the folded paper bracelets are fabulous all on their own… but you can make them from your kids’ paintings!
Kid’s Artwork Folded Paper Bracelets by Picklebums
17 | Recycyled Magazine Bracelets
Before you toss those old magazines in the recycling box take a quick look at these gorgeous bracelets! They’re made from old magazines! Cute right? Making the beads is pretty therapeutic because there’s lots of paper tearing involved and this is a craft thats suitable for kids of all ages to do together!
Recycyled Magazine Bracelets by Kids Activities Blog
18 | Nature Walk Bracelets
Next time you’re out on a nature walk with your children have them make these clever bracelets as they wander.
Nature Walk Bracelets by Alpha Mom
19 | DIY Puffy Paint Bracelets
Oh my goodness! How fun are these?? Bracelets made from puffy paint! I would never in a million years have thought to do this but it’s now on our crafty bucket list!
DIY Puffy Paint Bracelets by Chica Circle
20 | Safety Pin Beaded Bracelet
Here’s another fabulous idea for a DIY bracelet your tweens and teens can make this weekend. It’s fun to make and looks great, and has a satisfying swish to it when you wear it!
Safety Pin Beaded Bracelet by Alpha Mom
21 | Make a Colorful Bracelet with Soda Straw Weaving
More Art and Crafts Ideas for Kids Here