I love making my own kids jewelry, and these DIY pipe cleaner bracelets were a massive hit with my daughter and her friends!
The perfect Birthday party activity for little girls who love jewelry and want to make their own pipe cleaner friendship bracelets with beads!
My easy friendship bracelets tutorial can be found below.
DIY Friendship Bracelets for Kids
We love easy pipe cleaner crafts for kids here at Easy Crafts for Kids and this one is right up there; probably my favorite one for little girls!!
Such an easy activity that can be completed in less than 30 minutes using only a few supplies! Transform some brightly colored pipe cleaners and beads into adorable friendship bracelets!
You can make as many of these as you like using different colors of pipe cleaners and different colors of beads! Make some Halloween bracelets with orange, green and black! Or how about red and white ones for Christmas!
My step by step pipe cleaner friendship bracelet tutorial can be found below!
How to Make Pipe Cleaner Bracelets Step by Step
The good news is that you only need a few materials to complete this beautiful jewelry craft for kids
- Colorful Pipe Cleaners.
- Scissors (Optional).
- Glue (Optional).
Take three colorful pipe cleaners. You should cut them shorter if you are making for a child as full length ones may be too big.
Make a loop with the pink and purple pipe cleaner, then wrap the end of the loop with the orange pipe cleaner.
Push a bead through the orange pipe cleaner (the one in the middle).
Crisscross the pink and purple pipe cleaner over the orange one.
Then, take the orange pipe cleaner under and over the purple pipe cleaner. Make simple 3 strands braids using the three pipe cleaners.
Enter a bead through the pipe cleaner in the middle and make 3 strands braid again.
Insert your third bead.
Once you are happy with the length, make a loop and take the two shortest pipe cleaners.
Then, wrap the end of the loop using the long pipe cleaner.
Take out the three ends of the pipe cleaners through the loop.
Make a round shape with your bracelet, take the pipe cleaners’ ends through the first loop, and bend them to tie your bracelet.
Someone asked me what are the best beads to fit on pipe cleaners, well as far as I can see sunburst or starburst beads work best!
Will you make these easy Pipe Cleaner Bracelets with Beads?
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!