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Beading for Kids

BEADS!  Oh my gosh, how beads can take over my craft room!  I’ve always loved them (just like buttons)....there are so many different types and shapes and sizes. 

This page has great ideas to do beading with kids.  There are so many things to do with beads, and looking at the collection below, beads need to be a craft supply in every household.

On this beading for kids page, you can teach and learn how to string beads for various projects, make jewelry crafts for kids, and find many other activities that use beads.

What kinds of beads are in style?

There are many types of beads, such as glass or gemstone beads, wooden beads, pony beads, and Perler beads.  These are the most popular beads in style for making jewelry and crafting.Bead Box with Spilled Beads

There are so many other types of beads as well, but the specific beads listed above are the kinds of beads used for most jewelry crafts and other crafts for kids.  Glass beads and wooden beads come in so many different colors, sizes and shapes that they never go out of style.

Also, the kinds of beads that are in style like glass, gemstone, wooden, pony beads, and perler beads are usually not costly and are perfect for crafting.  So much can be done with these kinds of beads!

Some ideas for beading crafts for kids that can be found below are

  • Jewelry Crafts for Kids: Alpha Bead Friendship Stretch Bracelet from Michaels, Bead and Straw Necklace from Creative Green Living, Bead Weaving Watermelon Bracelet from One Mama’s Daily Drama. These tutorials and many more are on the list!  Check out this page for Friendship Bracelets with and without beads!
  • Beaded Bookmarks: the easy Bead and Ribbon Bookmark from Craftbits.com, Beaded Bookmarks from Thrifty Fun, and both easy and more intricate bookmark tutorials can be found below.
  • Ornaments: the Bead Heart Ornament from In the Playroom, Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Ornaments DIY and Pipecleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments, both from Red Ted Art, plus many more!
  • More: Bubble wands (need bubble wand solution?), magnets, kaleidoscope, beaded sun catchers, and so many others!

Above is just a small smattering of the great ideas in the collection found as you scroll down.

There are so many beading with kids activities listed that you are sure to find several to your liking!  Keep scrolling for more great ideas!

Bring on the beads!!

Beading for Kids

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Alpha Bead Friendship Stretch Bracelet

Alpha Bead Friendship Stretch Bracelet #ad

With this free bracelet pattern, make these bright stretch bracelets with your favorite round and alpha beads using the instructions. Affiliate Link to Michaels

Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Easy, quick project for kids. Ideal project for a group of children. Craftbits.com

Bead and Straw Necklace

Bead and Straw Necklace

It's super simple for kids to make a bead and straw necklace with this tutorial. Creative Green Living

Bead Heart Ornament

Bead Heart Ornament

Little hands can practice fine motor skills and create a fun bead heart ornament at the same time with these instructions. In The Playroom

Bead Weaving Watermelon Bracelet

Bead Weaving Watermelon Bracelet

This tutorial will teach the basics of bead weaving while creating a watermelon bracelet. One Mama's Daily Drama

Beaded Bookmark

A fun craft that kids can do in minutes. These bookmarks make great gifts. Thrifty Fun

Beaded Friendship Bracelet Patterns

These friendship bracelets are made with beads and plastic coated wire. Crafts For Kids

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Ornaments DIY

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Ornaments DIY

Check out these beaded snowflake ornaments! They are so pretty and easy to make with pipe cleaners and beads. Red Ted Art

Beaded Thong Bookmarks

An easy to make and an excellent project to use up odd bead leftovers from other projects. Thrifty Fun

Crystal Pendant

This bead project can be turned into an ornament, pendant, earrings or charm. Bead Jewelry Making.com

Daisy Flower Friendship Bracelet

Pony beads and cord are used to make this sunny friendship bracelet. Making Friends.com

Designer Friendship Bracelet

A more advanced friendship bracelet. Caron Collection

DIY PIPE CLEANER BUBBLE WANDS

DIY PIPE CLEANER BUBBLE WANDS

Make these fun pipe cleaner bubble wands and blow some bubbles. The Bear & the Fox

DIY Shape Bubble Wands with Cookie Cutters

DIY Shape Bubble Wands with Cookie Cutters

Click to learn to make these cute shaped bubble wands with pipe cleaners. Cookie cutters are used to create different shapes. Kids will have fun blowing bubbles with these homemade wands. Red Ted Art

Easy Beaded Pipecleaner Heart Ornaments

Easy Beaded Pipecleaner Heart Ornaments

These little beaded hearts are so sparkly and stunning. This is a quick and easy craft to make. Red Ted Art

Easy Braided Friendship Bracelet with Letter Beads

This friendship bracelet pattern braids three colors of embroidery thread. Alphabet letters and beads are added in the middle of the bracelet and it is fastened with a simple knot loop and button. Projects with Kids

Fabric Covered Bead Necklace

Fabric Covered Bead Necklace

Older kids will enjoy making these fabric covered bead necklaces for themself or as gifts. My Poppet Makes

Fruit Perler Bead Magnets

Fruit Perler Bead Magnets

With this easy tutorial and free template learn how to make fruit magnets using Perler beads. Frugal Mom Eh

Halloween Spider

Halloween Spider

Kids can make this not-so-spooky spider to play with and add to the Halloween decor. Mom and Crafters

Heart Friendship Bracelet

Heart Friendship Bracelet

This free friendship bracelet pattern features jute cord and square wood beads which give the bracelet a bohemian accent. Very simple to make. Mom and Crafters

Kaleidoscope Kids Craft

Kaleidoscope Kids Craft

This post shows you how to make a kaleidoscope with some household items - aluminum foil, beads, and a paper towel tube. Darcy and Brian

Macrame Bracelets

Kids can learn a few macrame stitches and make a bracelet at the same time. Funroom.com

Melted Beads Apple Suncatchers Craft

Melted Beads Apple Suncatchers Craft

To make this suncatcher, all you need are cookie cutters and plastic pony beads. It's the perfect fall craft or make as a teacher appreciation gift. Jinx Kids

Paper Bead Bracelet

Paper Bead Bracelet

This post will show how to make a fun bracelet craft made with construction paper beads. Two Kids and A Coupon

Paracord Bracelet

Paracord Bracelet

Paracord bracelets are a fun project for boys and girls. Learn how to make a paracord bracelet using one or two colors of paracord (with or without beads). Needlepointers Craft

Pipecleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments

Pipecleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments

These cute Christmas Tree ornaments are in the shape of a tree and made with popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and beads. Click to learn how to make them. Red Ted Art

Pony Bead Bunny Jewelry

Use a silicone bunny pan and melt pony beads to create colorful, one-of-a-kind jewelry. As The Bunny Hops

Pony Bead Suncatcher

Pony beads can be melted in the oven to create a beautiful suncatcher. Thrifty Fun

Pumpkin Suncatcher

Pumpkin Suncatcher

With this tutorial, kids can make a suncatcher in the shape of a pumpkin for Halloween and fall decorating. Scrappy Geek

Rainbow Beaded Friendship Bracelet

Rainbow Beaded Friendship Bracelet

This is a fun bracelet made with colorful rainbow hemp and beads. This is such a fun bracelet for teens to make to share with friends using this free tutorial. Artsy Fartsy Mama

Totally Tubular Glitter Bracelet

Science meets fashion in these DIY glitter bracelets for kids! These glitter tube bracelets are a simple way to illustrate density. A STEM activity. Babble Dabble Do

Wood Bead Snowman Ornament

Wood Bead Snowman Ornament

Kids and adults will enjoy making this wood bead snowman to adore the Christmas tree using simple craft supplies. DIY Candy





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