This craft idea is sponsored by Cleverpatch
One art material my kids and I have been loving lately is liquid watercolours. The colours are amazingly bright and the consistency is just like painting with water. They are beautiful for use in process art and I have found that the artworks we’ve created with them have made a fantastic material to work into craft projects as well. Last year we used liquid watercolours to create some colourful bookmarks as gifts and we also used them for our arty advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas.
Today I’m sharing an easy braided paper bracelet that has been created with newspaper coloured with liquid watercolours. They look a little quirky but are lots of fun to make and my kids love them.
You will need
• Liquid Watercolours
• Coloured yarn
• A sponge brush or alternatively a soft, big watercolour paintbrush
• Also recommended is a plastic table cover to protect the furniture
Colouring the newspaper
Making the bracelet
2) Tie at the top with yarn, wrapping the yarn around many times so that you get a nice fat band of colour
3) Braid the strands together and tie off at the other end when you think the length is about right for your wrist (or your child’s wrist)
4) Tie both ends together and wrap the yarn around and around both strands to form a circle that becomes your bracelet
5) To finish, trim the ends of the newspaper and gently stretch them apart to form a bow shape
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