DIY Felt Beaded Necklace Kid Craft

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Create a fashionable friendship necklace with felt beads.

I love creating fashion with kids. This project is such a great one to do with a group of kid either while out camping as scouts or even in a classroom. It is inexpensive which is always a plus. Because Kunin Felt comes in such a large variety of colors, the possibilities of design are endless. I love this project for a party craft too! It even works to create team spirit jewelry in the colors of the school. Let’s make one!

Make Your Own Felt Beads with Kids

This is one of the best Girl Scout Craft Ideas because it promotes friendship. If each girl make a different color set of beads then shares one with the others in the troop, they will all end up with a necklace that represents each individual girl.

Materials Needed for Felt Beaded Necklace

(All pieces cut from 12” x 18” Craft Cuts of Kunin Premium and 9” x 12” Craft Cuts of Classic or Corduroy in colors of your choosing)

  • Assorted Craft Cuts of Kunin Classic, Premium, and Corduroy Felt in Various Colors
  • Scissors (Fabric Scissors Work Best)
  • Beacon Felt Glue
  • Twine or Hemp Cord
  • Clothespins

Step One

Cut felt into approximately 1” by 9” strips or larger. It works with about any strip but we found that cutting the corners makes prettier beads. Put a generous amount of felt glue on one end of each piece of cut felt.

Step Two

Roll the felt up until it overlaps the glue then use clothespins to hold them in place while they dry. Give them about 30 minutes before opening them up.

Allow some time to let the glue dry. This is a great time for singing songs, taking hikes and telling stories.

Step Three

String the felt beads onto twine. It can be whatever length your girls like. Tie it closed being sure it is long enough to fit over the head. Ta Da!

I think they are so cute. The rolls are super fun but they could be made much smaller too. This craft project is great for all ages

Make Your Own Beads with Basic Craft Felt #girlscotcraft #kidcraft #feltbeads #diy

Ten Reasons to Craft

I am going to say this again.  Crafting is just a great idea.  It is proven that crafting can be really good for mental and emotional health.  Studies show that making and crafting can lower anxiety.  Another benefit to crafting is that it creates connection.  When we make things and give them to others, we spread kindness and love.  Here are my top ten reasons to craft with kids, and I mean kids of all ages.

  1. Mental Health Benefits – Crafting puts me in a good mood.
  2. Self Expression – Crafting allows me to express myself.
  3. Education and Growth – I learn new skills by making things.
  4. Connection – Crafting connects me others through workshops, classes and gifting.
  5. Decor – Through making and crafting, I can totally customize every aspect of my decor.
  6. Gift Giving – Gifts is totally my love language.  I love to make handmade gifts.
  7. Offline Time – Crafting keeps me off of my phone and social media. We all know this can be beneficial.
  8. Income – Because I craft and sell items that I make, I have an additional income source.
  9. Fun – I like to have fun and to me, making things is fun.
  10. Socializing – Attending events where crafting is a part gets me out and around others with like minds.

MORE Girl Scout Craft Ideas

Here are a bunch of really fun Girl Scout Craft Ideas all out together in one place for you!

Awesome Girl Scout Crafts and DIY Ideas #girlscouts #kidcrafts #girlpower #laurakellydesigns

Cheers to Crafting Fashion and ALL the Things.


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2 thoughts on “DIY Felt Beaded Necklace Kid Craft”

  1. Good ideas for the price. Also, round felt pieces with a hole puncher hole and gluing the pieces to each other would make a great colorful necklace.

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