Beading Crafts for Kids

Let's bead it. Beading crafts for kids.

Beading Crafts for kids–you can pick up a whole kit for cheap, cheap, cheap.

Why Beading Crafts for Kids are Good

Not only are beading crafts for kids a ton of fun to make, but it develops all kinds of super-good skills in your kiddos. For example, beading develops fine motor skills, patience, and creativity. As well, children learn about patterns, planning ahead, spatial awareness–will that length of bracelet fit around one’s wrist?, and other math skills.

What to Create with Beads

Your imagination is the limit when it comes to beading crafts. Here are a few ideas to get you and your kids started:

  • Keychains
  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Bookmarks (bead the string that hangs out of the book)
  • Beaded animals such as a snake

Creative Bead Ideas

  • Buttons.
  • Cereal like Froot Loops or Cheerios.
  • Pasta such as elbow noodles that have a hole in the middle.
  • Aluminum foil rolled into bead shapes.
  • Toilet paper rolls trimmed down. This is great for toddlers and children who have yet to develop the fine motor skills required for finer beadwork.
  • Straws–trim them down so they aren’t as long.
  • And beads, of course!

What else can you find that has a hole and can be beaded? Share your thoughts, ideas, and beading stories in the comment section. I love to hear what others are up to.


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  1. Kate Dircksen


    What the heck is the largest snake, I would like to find out for research?

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