This past weekend was my daughters 4th birthday party. How we’re already at 4, I’m not sure, but we’re here none the less. I’ve been loving the stretchy beaded bracelet trend and wanting to make a few bracelets. A party favour for her friends seemed like a good enough excuse to get some beads (with enough extra to make some bracelets for myself too!).
Each child received a small bag with their own name bracelet kit. They get to make it at home and get some fine motor skill practice in at the same time while threading. It could also easily be done as an activity at the party for older kids, but for four year olds parental supervision is definitely needed and that could be a little complicated on the day.
And yes, the boys received this too! I did slightly adjust the bead colour choice for the boys, but really all colours are for all people.
DIY Stretchy Beaded Bracelet Kit
Each kit included:
- Enough beads to make a full bracelet
- The letters to spell out their name
- Stretchy elastic cord (about 30cm)
- Small jar (with a screw on lid for safety)
- Small bag with DIY instructions
- Name label made with vinyl and transfer tape (optional)
As a nice extra touch I used the Cricut Maker to cut out each child’s name from some vinyl and stick it onto each jar. It’s always nice to get a personalized gift, but it also helps to make sure that you give the right beads to the right child!
Cricut Design Space automatically includes all the fonts that you have saved on your computer so you can make beautiful names really easily. The font I used here is Bhatoshine. Alternatively, you can also choose from any of the additional Cricut fonts at a small fee, or have access to all of them by subscribing to Cricut Access. If you are using a brush font, always remember to weld your letters before sending them to the machine to cut!
These little tubs are SMALL, so it’s pretty impressive that it’s able to cut out the labels so accurately!