MMM: Jewellery craft (by kids style site Mer Mag)

I’m a big fan of Mer Mag, a gorgeous site designed to inspire creative play which was founded by Merrilee Liddiard.

As well as posting visual treats of her own, Merrilee also sometimes pops up on other sites to show off her crafty ways (crafty in a good way, obvs).

She created this lovely little project for Julep and I liked it so much I thought I would re-post it here.

Take a look, I might make one for myself too.

cardboard necklace, by Mer Mag
cardboard necklace, by Mer Mag

Who says you need to spend a lot of money to be glamorous? With just a bit of cardboard, some paint and a bit of string, your little one can make their very own stylish necklace.
To start, you will need:

a small sheet of cardboard
some scissors
acrylic craft paint
needle with a large eye
some yarn, ribbon or thick string such as this pink lanyard we used here

How to do
How to do…

How to do:

  1. Begin by drawing 5 circles out of your sheet of cardboard.
  2. Cut each circle out with a pair of strong scissors. (To get a perfect circle shape you can use a compass or trace something circular if you wish.
  3. Using craft paint, paint on various patterns such as stripes, polka dots, and more to create fun and interesting cardboard “beads”.
  4. Now thread your large needle with your string of choice. We used a hot pink lanyard here and strung it through the very tip of a larger needle. String your “beads” together by running the needle and string through each circle. There should be a natural path through the corrugated cardboard, making it easy to thread these together.
  5. Tie off the top of your string. Your necklace is ready to wear!

*And to make your necklace even more fun and visually interesting, paint the opposite side with a contrasting colour.

(Instructions reproduced from Julep)


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