Hi there! I’m Sierra from the Blue Robin Cottage! I’m a mother of 3, lover of vintage things, preschool teacher by day, crafter by night and so excited to be here today!
I don’t know about you guys but at our house during summer break, we love getting our craft on!
To kick off our summer crafting fun, we decided to make some whimsical little animal necklaces. Its a simple, kid-friendly project that you can help them make in under an hour! They also make great gifts!
So let’s get started with this awesome craft for kids!
You will need:
* Plastic Animals
*Several different colors of embroidery floss
*Small screw eyes
*Metallic gold spray paint (I like Rust-Oleum the best)
First, we made some tassels out of embroidery floss to accent our necklaces. To make the tassels, fold your embroidery floss in half (most already come this way):
Tie another piece of string around the top, leaving a tail. Wrap the string around several times tying it off to the tail:
Cut the end of the the tassel to desired length:
When finished, set those aside.
Next, take your screw eyes and twist them into the animals! You may need to poke them with a sharp tool to get them started.
When all of your animals have screw eyes in them, you can spray paint them gold:
Now for the fun part! Let the kiddos bead their necklaces! My kids loved choosing their animals and beads and had an absolute blast!!
Here’s how our animal necklaces turned out:
It was a great way to spend time together on a summer afternoon. 🙂
If you are looking for more fun summer craft ideas and sewing projects, make sure to visit my blog: The Blue Robin Cottage! I’d love a visit from you! 🙂
For more great crafts for kids, check out the following posts on OSSS: