Gorgeous kid made necklace from glue and paint. This is a fun and easy handmade gift idea that kids can make for somebody special.
You guys, Christmas is coming and it’s time to start thinking about all of the lovely hand made gifts you’re going to be making for friends, family and loved ones. Over the next month on The Craft Train I’m going to be sharing a lot of easy hand made gift ideas you and the kids can make at home. By the end of the month you should be able to find something you could make for Grandma, Dad, teachers, school friends and even for the dog. We all know that hand made gifts are the best because they’re packed with even more love and usually cost less than something store-bought.
Today I’m handing over to Shannon from Oh Creative Day who is showing us how to make some kid-made necklaces from glue and paint. So creative, easy and fun – and doesn’t the end result look fabulous too!
Kid Made Necklace from Glue and Paint
These kid made necklaces from glue and paint come with my 5-year-old’s seal of approval. After making them, she declared that she was making one as a gift for everybody she knew. A definite winner!
You will need:
White non-toxic craft/ PVA glue
Plastic paint palette or muffin tin
N.B This project requires patience. It took about a week for our creations to dry.
Pour about .5cm of craft glue into a circular mould. The circles of our plastic paint palette measure roughly 7cm in diameter.
We used IKEA Mala in this project. We love these paints because they come in little bottles that are perfect for little hands to squeeze. We drizzled and squeezed the paints into different lines. The purple paint turned our white glue violet as it dried, which was a nice surprise.
If you do not have these paints, you can water down some acrylic paints. Then drizzle your paint onto the glue.
You could use a skewer to gently marble the colours. It’s fun to experiment! You could also scatter some sequins or pom poms into the glue. Just make sure they are embedded well.
This is the hard part. You now have to set aside your glue creations until they dry. It took about a week for us.
How will you know when they are dry enough? Lightly touch the centre of the circle. No glue will come away if it’s dry. Another sign is that your pendant should pull ever-so-slightly away from the edge of the circular mould.
Run a sharp knife around the edge of your pendant to loosen it. Gently peel the pendant away from the mould.
Use a skewer to poke a hole through the pendant. String some yarn through the hole and fasten with a knot.
Your kid made necklace from glue and paint is now ready to wear!
More Jewellery ideas kids can make
• Make some pretty polymer clay pendants
• Or try these colourful newspaper bangles
• Kids will love making their own finger knit friendship necklaces
• Shrink art charms have always been a favourite for my kids
• Here are some easy paper beads you can make and turn into jewellery
• Make your own egg carton flower jewellery box to store them all in