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Se7en Make Paper Clip Necklaces…

December 24th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Well we finally got into Christmas gear this week and there has been a craft frenzy going on here… none of which I can show you at all… ‘Tis the season for extreme secrecy and no cameras behind closed doors!!! But here is one quick bit of craftiness that we can can show you…


All you need is a collection of paperclips and scraps of paper cut into strips.


We began by practicing and trying out wrapping different papers around paperclips:


Magazine paper and gift wrap are just so easy to use. Tissue paper was hard to work with and stiff paper is also tricky to fold easily.

Here’s how: Start by wrapping one paperclip, then slip another paper clip onto the chain, wrap it and add another paper clip to the chain… and so on and so on…


And then you just keep going… the last paperclip you just add to the beginning of the chain and cover the final bead.


You can make bracelets…


And necklaces…


And before you know it…


You have spent an afternoon creating strings of paper clip beads – such fun!!!

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KM // Dec 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    A Craft FRENZY!!! What fun! I wish you the most lovely and amazing CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas (including this one) that you’ve so kindly shared with us this year. Ten million Christmas hugs from my family to yours! xoxoxoxox

  • 2 Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #100 » se7en // Dec 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

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  • 3 se7en // Dec 26, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Oh KM, Merry Christmas to you and your sweet kid do’s. I hope every dream came true and your day was filled with magic!!! We got your package and loved every single little detail…Wonderful to have real live Crayola’s and Katherine Marie’s treats!!! You are just the sweetest friend in the world!!! Your package is on our front hall waiting for a trip to the post office… it is on its way before that sweet infant of yours is grown up and off to college!!! Lots of very special love to you all!!!

  • 4 jacki // Dec 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Love this craft! Perfect for a drippy wet Boxing Day. Hope you have a good one!! Lots of love.
    jacki´s last blog post ..summer birthdays

  • 5 se7en // Dec 27, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Hay Jacki, Hope you guys had a fun Christmas together on the far side of the world!!! Lots of lekker love from all of us!!!

  • 6 Carrie // Dec 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I love it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    Carrie´s last blog post ..Sharing Christmas and onto my birthday party preparations

  • 7 se7en // Dec 29, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Hi Carrie, So glad you liked it!!! Hope you are having a crafty week!!!

  • 8 Rebekah @ The Golden Gleam // Dec 30, 2011 at 3:31 am

    What a fun idea! It’s great that kids can pick the color of paper that fits their style.

  • 9 se7en // Dec 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Hi Rebekah, So glad you liked them… All our kids enjoyed making them!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  • 10 maggy,red ted art // Dec 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Oh! How lovely! Love the idea of covering the paper clips with paper. Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    maggy,red ted art´s last blog post ..How to… Make a Mini Robot

  • 11 se7en // Dec 31, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Glad you like them, Maggy, Hope you have a Fun New Year!!!

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