Crafting with our children can be one of the sweetest times we spend with them. Quality time is typically what they ALL crave. And this DIY “Faith Bracelet” offers a great group craft that delivers a powerful message to boot!
The directions are SO simple and from start to finish takes no time at all.
Here’s what you’ll need:
(1) Box of Perler Beads
(1) package of 1 mm Stretch Magic Bead / Jewelry Cord
(6) small bowls (glass or paper) to sort bead in
(1) Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
Step 1: Separate beads into 6 bowls…black, red, white, blue, green, yellow
Step 2: Place beads “standing” on cookie sheet; you’ll need some space between them (but not much) as they will melt down just a bit. Oven at 350 degrees – bake for about 7 minutes.
**They should begin to look like this! 🙂 And you might want to open a window or turn on a fan because you will smell the melting plastic that tends to linger.
Step 3: Before you begin ‘building’ the bracelets, measure your child’s wrist for an indication of how long your thread should be. *Be sure to add about 1 inch to either end of your measurement. And before you begin threading, tie a knot on one end (or even a double knot) to ensure the beads won’t roll off.
Step 4: The kids can now begin to slide the beads on in order: black, red, white, blue, green, yellow.
Step 5: And repeat until the bracelet is full! (tie ends together to complete your look!)
Print Here for a copy of the meaning behind the colored beads.
This adorable bracelet will be a way for your children to understand and teach other about Jesus and what He did for us! Have a blessed day!