Are you looking for ways to repurpose artwork from the kids? Before archiving their works of art try these crafty and colorful paper bracelets!
Here are the supplies you will need for this craft:
- RoseArt Poster Paints
- RoseArt Paint Brushes
- USA Gold #2 Pencil
- White Construction Paper
If you do not have artwork to repurpose, you can always start fresh! Take your white construction paper and color in with your RoseArt Poster Paints. Feel free to use your RoseArt Watercolors or Broadline Markers as well. Choose a fun design with a lot of vibrant colors.
Begin cutting of strips of paper, approximately 4in x 1½in. Measure the strips precisely with your ruler.
You will need about 20 strips per bracelet, so cut away!
Now the fun part! Begin folding the strips lengthwise, and then fold the ends together.
Take two folded pieces, and slip one inside the other.
Fold the bottom half of the tail of the inside piece up at a right angle. Then, fold it up on top of the outer strip.
Turn it over and do the same thing on the other side. Secure the ends with tape.
You will now have a small loop at the top. Add a new strip of paper through the small loop, creating another loop. The loop should be larger than the width of the folded strips.
Repeat the process of folding the tail of both sides up at a right angle. Tuck the folded tail into the pocket made by the previous strip.
Complete on both sides.
Begin the process again and add a new strip through the loop. Tuck each tail into the previous pocket.
Keep adding more strips until the bracelet is big enough to wrap around your wrist.
When the bracelet is big enough, bring the ends together by placing the strip into the last loop. Secure the ends by folding the tail of both sides up at a right angle.
Now your bracelet is complete! You can make bracelets, a necklace, a crown, or whatever your heart desires!