What do you make when the kids have jewellery making on their minds, but you’re thinking “halloween crafts“? A Halloween button bracelet of course! The perfect compromise!
Our button bracelets didn’t require much prep, they made for a great fine-motor and sorting activity, and even our youngest toddler made one for herself with very little assistance.
Want to know who thought up this idea?
Miss Mess! Our schools had a P.A. Day today, so a couple of our graduates joined us for the day. Miss Mess bounced in the door this morning, eager to get crafting, and she had an idea in mind. She suggested we make bracelets with pipe cleaners and beads. I thought “Yeah! HALLOWEEN bracelets!”, but when I checked our stash of beads, I found we didn’t have enough black ones to go around. Plan B: buttons!
Let’s do it!
To make our Halloween button bracelet, you’ll need:
- Black Buttons and/or beads
- Pipe Cleaners in Halloween colours
That was easy wasn’t it?
Making your bracelet:
I have a large collection of vintage buttons which were perfect for our bracelets. For most of the buttons, I chose ones with a tiny metal loop on the back of them because they lay flatter than ones that have 2 or 4 holes through them.
Have your child thread the buttons onto the pipe cleaner, leaving a little room at each end of the pipe clearner to fasten them together.
Tie your bracelet off by wrapping the ends around one another.
The little one’s wrist is so tiny I wrapped the bracelet around it twice.
Aren’t they sweet? Miss Mess wore hers all afternoon.
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