Here is a fun rainy day craft to do: Groovy Beads. Why not make your own beads jewelry like earrings and add a beads necklace to the mix. The beaded necklace, we made pictured below, was so much fun to make and it was really easy. Let’s see below how to make a salt dough necklace with your kids!
How to make salt dough necklace
This salt dough jewelry recipe is a very simple.
Salt Dough Ingredients
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
Salt dough shapes
All you have to do is make the salt dough and shape it into little balls.
Salt dough air dry recipe
Add the water to the dry mixture gradually. You can make a batch and split it up into different bowls and add food colouring to make different coloured doughs as well. This makes it easier if your kids have trouble getting all the spots while painting them.
Poke the balls with a wooden skewer.
Then you just let the balls dry and you have beautiful beads you can paint any way you wish. Be careful when you make your little beads that you don’t make them too small for your skewer. If they are too little they may crack as they dry. We dried ours for a few days in an out of reach spot, but if you are not as patient you can dry them in the oven on a cookie sheet on low 200F for a few hours.
Simply add a salt dough bead onto a string or a Bead Landing™ Black Suede Necklace. I liked making larger beads and some smaller ones and then mix and matching them with pony beads to make this beautiful creation. You can paint them with craft paint and then give them a clear coat with Mod Podge or even use funky coloured nail polishes. The sky is the limit!
Now that you know how to make a salt dough necklace, your kids will want to make you one as a Mother’s Day gift!
These are awesome! Gonna have to pin it to keep my Monkey busy this summer!
what a super cool idea! My daughter loves making bracelets and necklaces right now! She’de love this project thanks!
great idea to do with the grandkids thanks
this sounds like a fun project
Just popping back to say we tried this craft and it made for a whole days fun
Wonderful and thanks for sharing!
We are going to try this again soon my granddaughter really enjoyed doing this but she left her necklace in her jeans and washed it.
My kids love making jewelry, making their own beads sounds super fun!
I knew of someone who made their own beads using a technique similar to this one. I thought it was quite intriguing, and I do love the idea of painting one’s own beads. You can put so much more detail into the beads, and make the overall design very unique.
I’ve bought bead kits before but I never thought you could make your own
Such a cute craft! I love the idea of making and painting your own beads.
I love the idea of making my own beads This will be a lot of fun to do with my daughter