How to Make Bracelets With Plastic String

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Become a future designer! Girls as young as 6 years old can create stellar bracelets with plastic string. Bracelets made with plastic string can be made as party favors for kids' parties, and they can be created as an activity for older women who just want to have fun.
Buy a bracelet-making kit or the string and beads at a craft store or Wal-Mart. Let your inner child out by creating bracelets with plastic string, and exchange these imaginative baubles at your next party.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic string
  • Beads of every type
  • Bracelet-making kit
  • Scissors
  • Peruse your favorite craft store or Wal-Mart for plastic or elastic string (see Resources). For a party, select a wide array of beads in lots of colors 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. For little girls, let them create bracelets with some guidance from you. They can match up both sides, create patterns or just go wild and enjoy.

  • 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 desire, but leave room to tie the string at the other end. Don't place beads too loosely or the bracelet will get saggy.

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

Tips & Warnings

  • Make the bracelets stand out by using neon-colored 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.

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