Learn how to make stretch bracelets. A simple DIY kids craft tutorial idea! Make them for yourself and for friends. A modern day friendship bracelet.
I was at my local craft store earlier this week and I came across these Stretch Band Bracelet Loops to make your own stretch bracelets. These were very intriguing and looked simple enough. Right away I thought that my girls would love these.
- Take the small rubber band and flatten it into an oval in your fingers and put it through the clear jump ring.
- Take another small rubber band and flatten again and put it through the two loops from the previous band.
- Continue with small rubber bands until you have the desired length, then take the 2 loops of the last band and put them into the clear plastic jump ring.
It is really that easy!
The package came with a crochet needle, but we all found the needle more confusing to use than just your fingers.
All three of girls made one and had a lot of fun. My youngest is 8 and she was a little frustrated to get started but once she figured it out she made several no problem.
They even made their bears some!
My girls also made a few for their friends at school. I never did learn how to make the fancy braided friendship bracelets but I think these are much easier, and I think they are pretty cute too!
Who will you give one too? Share and leave a comment below!