Beaded jewellery crafts make creative Easter gifts. Kids can make their own wearable creations using spring-inspired pastel-hued beads and other simple craft items. Children will delight in wearing their own handmade jewellery pieces with their holiday outfits. You can also use bead jewellery crafts as whimsical Easter party favours.
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Safety Pin Charms
Create festive charms using plastic or glass beads and safety pins. You can use either gold or silver pins depending on your jewellery preference. To make the charms, simply open the safety pin and slide Easter-inspired beads onto it. Choose a mixture of pink, light blue, yellow and lavender beads, or go with all one colour. For a more ornate look, surround either side of a bunny, coloured egg or chick-shaped bead with plain-coloured beads, making it a centrepiece. Slide the charm on a necklace or bracelet chain or cord, or pin it onto a child's shirt.
Beaded bracelets make simple and colourful Easter jewellery. For a customised fit, tie a length of string or yarn around a child's wrist and cut it to size, allowing enough room to slip the bracelet on and off. Tie a knot at one end of the string, making sure it is slightly larger than the diameter of the beads' holes. Slide pastel-coloured or Easter bunny-shaped beads onto the entire length of the string or yarn and tie the two ends together to secure.
Kids can make small, dangle earring in a matter of minutes. Choose a 1-inch long vertical plastic or glass bead featuring an Easter-inspired shape, such as an orange carrot or a decorative egg. Slip headpins through the beads' bottom holes and loop them at the top to close. Attach French wires to the loops to finish the earrings.
Festive Hair Sticks
Girls can show off their handmade beaded hair sticks during Easter day festivities. To make the simple craft, sand down inexpensive wooden Chinese chopsticks to smooth any rough edges. Thread pink, lavender, yellow, green and light blue beads onto jewellery wire; loop the ends of the wire closed to secure the beads. Apply clear-drying craft glue to the top 1 or 2 inches of the chopsticks, and wrap the beaded wires around them. Allow the glue to dry for the manufacturer's recommended amount of time prior to wearing the hair pieces.
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