Pasta & Beads Bracelets

These bracelets are so colorful and fun to make and wear, for both boys and girls! You can make these rainbow bracelets after dying your pasta in Kool-Aid.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    As I started gathering the materials, my two-year-old V had fun sorting the beads by color and type. Along with sorting, this is also the perfect activity for talking about colors. V loves to do this; sorting is a popular pastime in this house!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    I started V off with a loop fastened at the bottom of the pipe cleaner so she had an end to catch the beads as she beaded.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Now the fun part: Have your kiddos bead the pipe cleaners to make their bracelets! This activity also works on fine motor skills too: fitting the beads on the pipe cleaners.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    When V got about 3/4 of the way up the pipe cleaner, I took the end of the pipe cleaner through the hole to latch them together and wove the excess pip cleaner through the last bead.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    And there you have it: some beautiful bangles to adorn your wrist!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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