Mini Makers: Pipe Cleaner Necklaces

pipe cleaner necklaces

We went to a birthday party recently that had a bouncy castle and a craft table – so it was basically the kids’ party of dreams! I headed straight over to the craft table whilst the kids went for a bounce, and there was a four-year-old girl busily making a creation out of pipe cleaners and feathers. Turns out she was making a necklace, which I thought was the cleverest idea I’d ever heard! When we got home later, Harper and I had a go at making them ourselves. We even added a velcro fastening to our necklaces so they can easily be removed… so I didn’t totally steal a small girl’s idea, honest!

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Nap Time Crafts: A Twig Necklace

I saw this gorgeous DIY necklace on blog popsicles&pinatas a few weeks ago of a necklace made from a twig wrapped in embroidery thread. It looked awesome so I decided to attempt my own version.  I popped to the local park and scoured the ground for suitable twigs. Yes, I did look a bit odd. But I had the end vision in mind so I put up with it.  When I found my chosen bit of twig (which took longer than anticipated… I had a very clear image of what said twig should look like!) I got straight to it – and it really only took me 15 minutes to make. A perfect little project to do during nap times!

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