Clay Bead Bracelet

Create a one-of-a-kind bracelet using clay, buttons, pipe cleaners, and paint. There's no limit to the type of clay beads you can design.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 2+ hours

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. Protect your workspace with newspaper or a paper bag.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Roll the clay into small balls or long tubes. Don't make them too big or they will be too heavy to wear!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Use a pipe cleaner to gently poke a hole through each clay shape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Let the clay dry overnight--or until the beads are completely dry. In the meantime, you can paint your buttons! You can also paint your beads once they are dry.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    When the beads and buttons are dry, string them onto a pipe cleaner. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together and wear your new creation!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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