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26 Kids' Summer Craft Ideas: DIY Jewelry

By: Lindsey Rolf, Editor,

Brand New BanglesNecklaces, bracelets, and beads, oh my! DIY jewelry is so much fun to make, and even more fun to wear. Expressing yourself is one of the best things about being a kid. You know how to show off your style whether that be by coloring on the walls, wearing mismatched clothes, or fashioning hilarious hairstyles. Try making an inexpensive and cool do it yourself project on a hot summer day. Spend some time having fun in the sun with 26 Kids' Summer Craft Ideas. You'll be getting tons of compliments every time you wear your new crayon bracelet or bobby pin necklace.

Once school is over, you can use all of the free time you have to do a lot of fun, cool do it yourself projects. You don't want to spend time being bored or watching television when you could be thinking of awesome kids' summer craft ideas to make. Summer is the time of bold and bright colors, so make sure that you're keeping up by personalizing any one of these patterns just the way you want. Throw in a dash of pink, green, or yellow beads to compliment your beautiful summer outfit. DIY jewelry is so much fun to make in the summer!

26 Kids' Summer Craft Ideas: DIY Jewelry
Table of Contents

Craft Ideas for Boys
Do It Yourself Bracelets
Do It Yourself Necklaces
How to Make Jewelry: Beads


Craft Ideas for Boys

Square Knot Hexnut BraceletDon't be fooled into thinking that jewelry is just for girls. If you're a boy, then you don't have to feel left out when your sisters break out the beads and string. Grab some of your own, plus a few extra manly materials, and get started on a cool do it yourself project. These kids' summer craft ideas include all different types of tools, like washers and nuts, and you will feel like a little engineer when you make them. Don't be bored on a long summer day; try making a bead wrapped leather bracelet as a cool do it yourself project. DIY jewelry is so much fun, and you will feel so accomplished when you finish. It's a great feeling to be able to wear something that you created, so wear it loud and proud.

  1. Bead Wrapped Leather Bracelets
  2. Boy's Hardware Jewelry
  3. Hidden Kisses Leather Bracelets
  4. Leather Wrapped Friendship Bracelet
  5. Spiral Wingnut Bracelet
  6. Square Knot Hexnut Bracelet (shown)


Do It Yourself Bracelets

Zipper BraceletsMake sure you're dressed to the nines with awesome DIY jewelry, and you will be ready for anything that summer brings. Cool do it yourself projects, like making as many zipper bracelets as you can, are a blast, and they won't burst your budget. DIY jewelry is inexpensive because you have most of the materials right in your own home. Scraps and string serve as the main materials, so get started on any on of these kids' summer craft ideas right now. Dump out your craft bin, and you never know what will come of it. Do it yourself cracelets are great because you can make them any style you want. Cool do it yourself projects rock because they give you the freedom and the flexibility to use your imagination and make them any way you want.

  1. Bodacious Crayon Bracelet
  2. Brand New Bangles
  3. Cheap Chunky Knotted Bracelet
  4. Classic Friendship Bracelet
  5. Poppy Flower Bracelet
  6. Whimsical Button Bracelet
  7. Zipper Bracelets (shown)

Do It Yourself Necklaces

DIY Dipped Shell NecklaceWhether you choose shells or daisiess, wearing a necklace is always a beautiful, bold fashion statement. If you're down by the beach all summer, then a necklace with shells on it is a perfect kids' summer craft idea. Scour the sand for the perfect shell that you can wear for the rest of the summer, and then make it into a DIY jewelry piece. Do it yourself necklaces are so fun because you can express yourself differently each day depending on which one you choose. Making necklaces as an awesome do it yourself project that is sure to be a blast, so get started.

  1. 7 Minute Bobby Pin Necklace
  2. Daisy Chain Beaded Necklace
  3. DIY Dipped Shell Necklace (shown)
  4. Wrapped Washer Necklaces
  5. Basic Braided Fabric Necklace
  6. Funky Felt Gem DIY Necklace
  7. Nesting Egg Necklaces


How to Make Jewelry: Beads

Swirly Simple Duct Tape BeadsStore-bought jewelry gets boring in an instant, and you don't want to be wearing something that everyone else has. Make a fashion statement by learning how to make jewelry and fashioning your own beads. DIY jewelry allows you to personalize something as simple as beads, which is so great because you can make them any way you want. Cool do it yourself projects like making beads give you the option of adding a fahionable statement to your summer outfit. Choose bright colors and settle down out in the sun with these great kid's summer craft ideas.

  1. Antique Silver Clay Charms
  2. Bright Denim Beads
  3. Sand Bead Jewelry
  4. Sparkling Homemade Beads
  5. Swirly Simple Duct Tape Beads (shown)
  6. Stretchy Jewelry Gems


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