I think the first necklace that I designed featured spools of thread and clothes pins strung on a piece of colorful yarn. My mom has a picture of me on my grandmother's porch in a diaper wearing this necklace layered with a bandana. It was the 70's!
When I am planning projects for kids, I often try to capture that feeling of creative abandon. I want the supplies, textures and colors to inspire their creative little minds. Today I present tools and kits for young jewelry and accessory designers. They will love to show off their unique sense of style with original accessories. These easy DIY kits include colorful supplies to create original fashion pieces with lots of flair!
Felt Chain Jewelry Kit My love for wool felt is no secret. Its versatility, color, texture, and beautiful hand make it the perfect material for so many projects. This kit contains an idea book, instructions, pre-cut felt, floss, a needle, and cording. I can think of several of my young sewing friends who would love to open this package! Did you know that jewelry making and sewing share some cross over?
Bling Bangles This kit looks like it would be lots of fun for elementary aged girls. They love layering color, texture, pattern and shine!
On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, I happened to walk down their jewelry making/beading aisle. There are jewelry making kits for every taste (and age!). The designs were both affordable and on point.
Another trip to Target delivered these gems! Both the Kid Made Modern, Ultimate Jewelry Kit and Seedling brand, Design your own animal necklace. These are two of my favorite go-to brands for kids birthday gifts. (The other favorite is Klutz). The supplies are colorful and fun and, while there are "instructions" the kits are open enough for the kids to learn enough to make their own designs.
For your littlest crafters, this kit is top-notch! We have literally spent years playing with these at my home. I think my daughter received these as a gift for her fourth birthday!
No matter which route you choose, with their new baubles, they'll never have to borrow your jewelry again.