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4 DIY Pipe Cleaner Bracelets for Kids
1. Name Bracelet
2. Phone Number Bracelet
This one is best done with straws as you can write the numbers on the straw with a Sharpie and cut the straw in between the numbers. I like to let my older kids help the younger kids with one.
Bonus: I like to take this bracelet with us on outings if for some chance a child were to ever get separated they have a phone number to me on their wrist. This is great for amusement parks, etc!
3. Pattern Bracelet
To help teach children about patterns, I will lay out a series of 3-4 beads and challenge the child to keep the pattern going until the bracelet is finished. For younger kids I usually do alternating colors, for older kids I mix in different shapes and sometimes 3-4 colors.
4. Friendship Bracelets
This one is particularly fun for older kids. They can write a message, an inside joke, or a secret on the straw , then cut between the words and make a bracelet for a friend or sibling that has significant or special meaning to just them.
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