Over the weekend, I made the kids fabric scrap necklaces. You can see Bee wearing hers in her Fashion Show Sunday picture. We made hers together, and then I did the project again with Otis and his friend. It’s a super-easy project that only takes about 5 minutes, plus your kids can help you too!
I let the kids choose their own fabrics from my scrap bag. I had no idea a 2-year old could voice such strong opinions about fabric scraps, but I guess you learn something every day.
Zigzag (or whichever stitch you prefer) the pieces together. Otis chose yellow thread, his friend chose red.
Right before you sew the last two pieces together to close the necklace, string some beads onto the fabrics. We used pony beads, since they were the only beads we had with holes large enough for the fabric to fit through. We rolled the ends of the fabric very tight and the kids strung their own beads. I think putting a piece of tape on the ends would’ve helped. Feel free to skip this if you don’t have any beads sitting around the house.
We used one bead to cover each seam where the fabrics meet.
Voila! Fun, easy, colorful and cheap. Let me know if you try it!