Even though its fun for dress up, much of children's jewelry contains lead and cadmium -- which are neither fun or beautiful. However, kids don't need store-bought jewels to feel fancy? You can make simple, safe kids jewelry to using found objects lurking around your home and in the recycling bin. From bracelets, to necklaces to dangling earrings, you can help your child make unique jewelry that's age-appropriate and free of toxic metals. Read on to see how you can make a bracelet, necklace and pair of earrings in any size or shape that you wish. Since adult-only tools and skill are required for this recycled kids jewelry how to, you may want to appoint your child the jewelry designer and you can be the jewelry crafter. And the best part, if they ruin or lose a piece, it doesn't matter!
What you will need:
– an assortment of plastic bottles, cups, snack wrappers and bottle caps from the recycling bin.
– cutting tool (adults only)
– safety glasses
– neckace chain, thread or string
– stainless steel French ear wires or clip on earring wires
How to Make a Bracelet
How to Make a Pair of Earrings
How to Make a Necklace
Using an awl and mallet, punch a small hole through the pieces and string them onto a necklace chain. You can also use the awl and mallet to punch holes in bottle caps and string them on a piece of thread or chain for a fun necklace.