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! . . . . .

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! .

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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  1. 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!

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

  3. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here
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    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.