Looking for a craft project to do at a birthday party!!! Try out this vintage craft CRAFT STICK BRACELETS. The internet is full of posts about this great rediscovered craft but I was not sure about doing it with a big group of kids. That is I was not sure until we tried it out at the FunLab Bilingual Summer Camp! We even were able to get the kids to bend their own craft sticks which was loads of fun if a little bit delicate. Bend too hard that the stick will break.
Let’s get started:
Step 1: Soak the sticks for 30 minutes in boiling hot water. Have the kids gently bend the sticks and slip into a bowl filled with water.
Step 2: Let sit another hour and then pour off the water. Let dry overnight. Look how pretty they are!
Step 3: Cover ends with fabric scraps.
Step 4: Wrap with embroidery floss.
Step 5: Poke a hole in the end of the stick.
Step 6: String and tie.
Step 7: Add beads.
The only thing that I suggest that you do in advance for a birthday party is the bending of the sticks. The rest is perfect for a not so messy but really craft birhtday party.