Kid's Craft Beads for Jewelry
These simple beads
can be made from ingredients already in your kitchen, and
you can either color them with food coloring, or your kid's
can paint them when they are dry to create their own custom
beads for jewelry.
1 cup all purpose
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Combine flour and
salt together in a bowl, then add water. Mix well using your
hands. Add a little bit more flour or water as needed. Divide
the mixture into separate balls (as many balls for as many
colors as you want). Add a few drops of food coloring on each
ball, and knead until combined.
Roll small amounts
of dough in your hand for each shaped bead. Try ovals, spheres
or even oblong shapes. You can also use a knife (with a parent's
help!) to make shapes such as squares. Using a toothpick,
prick a hole all the way through each bead. If you are making
larger beads to be strung with yarn, use a straw for the whole
instead. Air dry for a few days on a cookie sheet. Paint with
acrylic if desired and they are ready to use for jewelry.