Kenzie loves bubble gum. Isn't it ironic that I wasn't even the first one to introduce it to her? Let's just say that she is influenced by her preschool pals and grandma. At least I held her off this long and her teeth are just fine. So I thought it would be fun to share in her love of bubble gum with a fun craft that can also double as a birthday party favor!
1. Shimmer Gumballs
2. Metal Skewer
3. Tapestry Needle
4. Twine or Ribbon
1. Use a metal skewer to poke holes through each gumball. I found the cheapest shimmer gumballs at Oriental Trading. Please make the holes for your child (if they are young) as it does take a bit of force. I received the metal skewers from a friend who said she would give me a chicken kabob recipe. After 7 yrs, no recipe so good thing I still had these in package for this craft!
2. Measure the twine (or ribbon) around your child's neck to get the final length you desire and cut. Remember to keep an allowance for the knots that you will be making.
3. Thread the twine through the tapestry needle and start stringing the gumballs, knotting in between each gumball. The tapestry needle is pretty safe for Kenzie since the end is rounded and the size is large. But again, use your discretion.
4. I decided that 6 gumballs for each necklace would be perfect for the birthday favor. The birthday girl to be had additional.
5. Repeat the steps until you have the number of necklaces you need for your awesome party!
Check out the fun craft from MomSpotted this week. I hope you enjoy and link up if you have a fabulous craft you want to share!