Crafts for Kids Summer

Craft Stick Bracelet Craft

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Kids of all ages will be amazes with this Craft Stick Bracelet Craft where they will literally bend wood craft sticks to make beautiful bracelets! This is such a fun craft for kids to add to your summer bucket list!

Craft Stick Bracelet Craft - amaze kids as they literally bend wood craft sticks to make beautiful bracelets! This is such a fun craft for kids to add to your summer bucket list! #summerbucketlist #craftsforkids

I’ve been so excited to try making a craft stick bracelet as part of our Summer Bucket List. This kids activity is a science experiment and kids craft mixed into one!  Have you been working through your Summer Bucket list? If you need some ideas check out our 107 Must Do Summer Activities for Kids.

Craft Stick Bracelet Craft

Amaze your kids with this inexpensive and easy to make summer craft for kids of all ages. Kids will learn about science as they bend wood to make these beautiful DIY bracelet craft like no other.

Science Experiment for Kids - Soaking Craft Sticks to make pliable
First you need to soak your jumbo size craft stick for 5 hours or so. (Note: the colored craft sticks do not absorb the water as well since they have already absorbed the dye)

Reshapping craft stick kids activity
Test one of your craft stick by slowly, gently applying pressure to bend it. I put ours in a small glass to take that shape. Leave it to dry thoroughly, about 24 hours. (Note: you will have some sticks break, just make sure you soak more than you think you’ll want.)
Craft Stick Bracelet

After the craft sticks are completely dry you can remove them from your mold. We have a nice bracelet size and shaped craft stick.

 Decorating Craft Stick Bracelet kids activity   Mod Podge to decorate Craft Stick Bracelet
We cut scrapbook paper just smaller than the craft stick. Then Minnie (5) painted the outside of the bracelet with mod podge. We pressed the scrapbook paper on and worked to get out any bubbles. Apply another thin layer of mod podge to act as a barrier and to add a nice shine to the bracelet.

Mod Podge Decorated Craft Stick BraceletAllow your bracelet to dry thoroughly, about 2-3 hours.

summer bucket list activity   Kids craft craft stick bracelet

Here are the finished craft stick bracelets. They were super fun to make and Minnie is delighted to wear hers!
Note: I first saw this craft on Craft Affection. Make sure to pop over and see her ‘professional looking’ craft stick bracelets!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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