How to make bracelets with plastic string

Updated July 19, 2017

Budding designers can create stellar bracelets with colourful plastic string or make them as gifts for children's parties. Buy a bracelet-making kit or the string and beads at a craft or discount shop. Let your inner child out by creating bracelets in a wide variety of striking colours and patterns.

Peruse your favourite craft or discount shop for plastic or elastic string. For a party, select a wide array of beads in lots of colours to embellish beautiful bracelets.

Measure the wrist before making the bracelets, because every woman and child has a different size wrist. Cut the plastic string to place the beads on. Leave extra room on the string so that you can tie up both ends.

Tie a knot in one end of the plastic string or tie a bead to the end, before stringing any beads to keep the beads from falling off.

String beads from your array of beads to create a bracelet. Match up both sides, create patterns or just let the imagination go wild.

Slowly feed the beads onto the string so that they don't get stuck or fall off. Place as many beads onto the string as you want, but leave room to tie the string at the other end. Don't place beads too loosely or the bracelet will sag.

Tie off the opposite ends of the bracelet. Avoid kinking the string while tying it. Cut away the extra string.


Make the bracelets stand out by using neon-coloured beads.

Use small pieces of beach glass with a hole already made.


Watch small children carefully so that they don't put the beads in their mouths.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic string
  • Beads
  • Bracelet-making kit
  • Scissors
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