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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kids Spring Crafts & More with GlueArts

GlueArts is kicking off National Craft Month by sharing projects with you that are not only perfect for you to make but also perfect for your children, grandchildren, students...Sunday school...you name it!

Today we have a fun craft that is perfectly timed with spring and Easter right around the corner. Plus even think beyond to a sweet Mother's Day gift idea!

GlueArts Adhesive Squares are Kid Friendly, easy to work with and best...don't make a mess! (take a tip from us...!!!)

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Paper Bead Necklace
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman

Kid crafts are one of my favorite things to create. They lean on the “easy” side (you want the little ones to actually replicate what you do) and anytime I get to share my love for papercrafting with my kids is always a plus. This paper version of a bead necklace is no exception. Read on to see how with just a few supplies, you can make a unique homemade jewelry with and for your favorite little fashionista!

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Supplies Used:
Pattern papers- Summer Breeze, My Little Shoebox
Ribbon- Offray
Flower and circle punch- Creative Memories
Glitter glue- Diamond, Stickles, Ranger Industries
Brad- Source Unknown

Instructions:
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1. Gather your supplies. To get the most out of your papers, pick double sided ones so you can have to different designs to use from just one paper.

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2. Cut your papers into 1 x 3” strips. I cut three of each design.

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3. Add adhesive to one edge of the strip. 

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4. With a pencil or any round stick, roll your paper. Close the rolled paper with the extreme square adhesive side. 

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5. Measure your ribbon to the length you want and start threading your paper beads through it.

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6. Add a “pendant” to your necklace by punching out more paper with a flower and a circle punch. Adhere the punched shaped together and then add a brad in the center. For some “bling” to your necklace, add glitter glue to the edge of the flower punch. Let it dry completely before adhering on the center of your necklace using more extreme adhesive squares. 



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9 comments:

  1. Cute and easy, my little one just LOVES stringing beads!

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  2. Very pretty necklace--perfect project to do with my grand daughter.

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  3. Great idea for kids to try over the spring break. Thanks!

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  4. Love this necklace and tutorial! I never realized the Extreme Squares came on a roll, duh me! Now I really want them :) Here's a link to my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/reneevanepps/products-i-love/

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  5. i love everything glue arts...there is an adhesive for everything.

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  6. I've never tried glue arts but You can never have too much adhesive---I'm sure I would love any of it!

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  7. Cute project, nice fun choice of DP. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Cute projects. Here is a link to my pinterest board http://pinterest.com/blw1003/glue-arts/

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