Jelly Bean Bracelets: Perfect Party Favor

We had a girls dress-up tea party at our house this week and they had so much fun dressing up!   We needed the perfect accessory, edible bracelets!   I was inspired to make these adorable jellybean bracelets after reading the tutorial by Mrs D Lightful, love her blog!   She used stretchy string to thread her bracelets but we just used plain string, the kids absolutely loved them!

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Supplies needed to make the Jellybean Bracelets:

  • Thicker needle (I used a basting needle from quilting.   Loved it’s “T” head, it made threading so much easier!).
  • Thin Regular sewing needle
  • Thread – I used four strands for strength
  • Jellybeans!!!

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How to make these party favors:

Using the thicker needle, poke a hole through, then thread the thinner needle through the hole.   We had a little bowl of water and a rag to rinse our needles off as we worked.   They would get gummed up from the sugary sweetness.   The kids loved their bracelets!

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Learning Opportunities with the jellybean bracelets:

  • Color recognition – maybe make a shade scale.   Which is the darkest red, the brightest red, the palest pink?
  • Pattern Recognition and creation as you pick and predict what color should come next.
  • Taste test:   Which is the sweetest flavor?   The saltiest one?   The most sour?
  • Take a sweet jelly bean, which part of your tongue can you taste it the best?

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For other party ideas check out these posts:

Dirt or Bug Themed Party

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26 Comments

  1. How cute! Love this idea and going to file away for my 4-yr old’s upcoming party this spring!

  2. That’s jelly bean-tastic! (I wish I thought of it.( Thanks my twitter friend! We’ll be linking up soon. Keep sending us your cute party ideas. — Christine

  3. I am glad to see that the dress up party went well! Creative idea and a great way to keep them busy and having fun.
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  4. What a perfectly wonderful idea! This would be much better than the candy bracelets you get from the store (which I’m sure are made of the same stuff as those necco candy hearts). And so pretty!
    Thanks for an idea I will be sure to use later.
    Nicole
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  5. What a cute idea! I don’t know if there would be any jellybeans left for a bracelet if I were to make one!
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  6. Awesome craft. I love the the fact that it is edible too. I really need to do more edible crafts. My girls will love this.

  7. That’s a great idea! How cute! I bet you could incorporate a little measuring and counting as well. Great!
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  8. I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog!!!! I’ve been having a blast looking through your archives, and my gosh, you have such amazing ideas! I’m a mom to a toddler with one on the way, and I have already gotten so much inspiration from your ideas! Definitely my new favorite blog! Thanks!

    ~Valerie

  9. I can’t wait to try these bracelets with my kids. They look like so much fun, I’ll have to make one for myself as well.

    Great idea. Thanks. Carolyn.

  10. The jelly bean bracelets are really cute and fashionable. I have a feeling that the bracelet won’t last long with kids since the jelly beans are edible. I’m sure they’re going to eat all of it.

  11. Kirsten Brown says:

    Jelly bean bracelets? Great idea. I want to make a party favor out of these.

  12. what a cute idea. I never though of making this. was looking for cute stuff to make for my lil girl’s birthday party this week. She’s turning 4. hehe. thank you so much for posting this c:

  13. My son had a fair at school today and he said someone made Jelly Bean bracelets. I found this page and he said, “That’s it! That’s it!” So we’ll be trying these this weekend.

    I may use thin elastic instead of string to make them easier to get on and off like stretchy bracelets.

  14. Fantastic…here’s another addition to my long list of activities for the kids! Any positive activity that lasts for more than five minutes is a blessing….

  15. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/jelly-bean-bracelets/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them 🙂 If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  16. This is a great idea – and super cute! I love all the springboard activities you came up with too – matching, tasting…

  17. These are sooooo sweet. My Three Girlies will love, love, love them! And they’ve been pinned! xoxoxo

  18. I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I don’t like my kids to have tons of sugar and this is a great way for them to have fun and limit their sugar intake!

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