Have a Beading Party For Your Child (and maybe win it)!

You could win a beading birthday party kit for your child! Just check at the bottom of this post for the rest of the details on the giveaway!

It’s not easy to come up with creative ideas for childrens birthday party activites, so you’ll be excited to hear that it’s really not that difficult or expensive (less than $100) to host a child-friendly beading party in the comfort of your own house!

Supplies:
1) A spool of Stretch Magic elastic cord (find it here)
2) Bead stoppers (find them here)
3) Size 6 Seed Beads (mixes work very well!) (find them here)
4) Czech Pressed Glass Round Beads (find them here)
5) Fire Polished Glass Round Beads (find them here)
6) Czech Pressed Glass Animal and Novelty Beads (find them here)
7) Pewter Beads (find them here)
8) Pewter Spacer Beads (find them here)
9) Muffin tins to organize the beads in
10) Paper plates for the children to place their beads in

Setup:
The easiest way to organize the beads so that all of the children can access them without making a mess is to use muffin tins. It’s easiest to provide one muffin tin for 6 children so that they all can have access to it, so you may find that you need to use multiple tins. If this happens, just mix your round beads together and disperse them throughout all of the tins. Provide a paper plate for each child with a 1 foot segment of Stretch Magic with a bead stopper on one end to keep beads from slipping off. If you don’t want to buy bead stoppers, just fold a piece of tape over one end of the elastic. You’re now ready for the party!

Project:
The best kind of jewelry to create with children from age 7 to 10 is stringing with elastic. Let the children string enough beads to fill a bracelet, anklet, or necklace, then let them tie off the elastic using the Knotting Stretch Magic technique. You can also purchase crimp beads and use the Crimping Stretch Magic technique to finish the jewelry, however I recommend that you have an adult do this for the children rather than letting them do it themselves. Once the jewelry is tied off or crimped, have an adult use scissors to cut off the excess elastic. If you have beads leftover, you can divide them into goody bags for each guest to bring home at the end of the party!

Now that you know how to host a party for your child, you need to get the supplies! One of you will be lucky enough to win a whole birthday party kit for FREE if you enter our giveaway! Everything in the photos (except the decorative containers) will be given away so that you can host the perfect beading party for your child! To enter to win this giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post telling us who you would throw a party for and what they’re celebrating. We will pick one winner randomly on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 4 PM PDT!

Good Luck! – Sara

Congratulations, Chatty! You (and your lucky grand daughter!) are the winner of the Beading Party Kit! Please go check your e-mail so that you can claim your prize!

95 comments to Have a Beading Party For Your Child (and maybe win it)!

  • Joanna

    Both of my daughter’s birthdays were last month, but we are yet to have a birthday party for them. They are very crafty and love to make jewelry. This kit would be perfect for their party!

  • Shelle

    I would throw a party for my friend’s daughter, Remy. She loves making jewelry – we made a necklace together the other day and she has worn it ever since. She will be turning 7!

  • Ashleigh F

    It is my neice’s birthday next month, and her mother doesn’t have much money to throw a party. I would love to surprise her with this set, and have her friends over to share the joy I get from beading. Thanks guys!

  • Diana

    My managers daughter. She recently learned how to make beaded jewelry from her mom. We have jewerly making sessions on our lunches and her mom picked up my beloved hobby and is passing it on. She’ll be 8 this year.

  • Ragina

    I have twin girl neighbors and I think I could talk their mother into a beading party!

  • Ryane

    This is so cool! I am definately going to do this for my 2 daughters!! =D

  • Stacy

    My daughter’s birthday. She will be 7 and she loves to play with my beads. =)

  • Stacy Brunk

    My niece! Her birthday is next month.

  • Lynn Hedgecock

    My kids love to bead with me, even my youngest son. One year he made bracelets not only for his teacher but for some of the girls in his class. A beading party would be a great summer activity for my two youngest children and their friends (and the moms could get together and enjoy the fun as well!)

  • I have 3 granddaughters, 2 of them LOVE to bead…. we made beach sandals just last week for them to wear at the beach. I would throw a girly back to school bead party! And the other granddaughter is just too little to be a diva yet. She is only 1 month

  • Kelli

    I would have a party for my almost 12 yr old niece’s birthday!! She’d love to bead with her little girlfriends:)

  • gina s.

    My kids and the neighborhood kids would love this! We always have a gang of kids around our house and good ideas to keep them entertained and cool are always needed!

  • I would love to have a party like this for all of the girls that are in my life that have just graduated from high school. They are always wanting to play in my beads, it would be so much fun to throw a bead party for them before they go off to college. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Cindy Cooper

    I would have a party for my niece Beth. She would love to have a jewelry party with all of her friends and I would love to give her the party!

  • Valerie

    My 9yr old nieces birthday is in August and this is a great idea. Its too hot to have a party outside so with this she and her friends can have a great time in doors and create some fun jewelry…

  • Georgie Rebane

    My son’s kindergarten class. I was surprised by how popular the beads were with all the kids (boys and girls). During “Choice Time” when they can choose to do any activity, the beading table is the most popular. I have many lovely bracelets and necklaces created by my son at school!

    Thanks!

  • beth strachan

    I’m always telling my 3 year old not to touch my jewelry stuff. It would be AWESOME for her to have her own supplies to make jewelry just like mom!

  • Charlotte Wike

    I would have one for my daughter and nieces….they are always wanting to play in ours and we would be able to have them and a few friends in for a back-to-school party!

  • Gloria

    I’m always crafting with my friends and my kids are always wanting to help, but our crafts are too grown up, so it’s hard finding them something that they can do without taking away from our projects. My kids would love to be able to have their own beading kit to add to their little craft basket when my friends come over to craft with me. The fact that the kit is their own and not our cast offs would really make them happy.

  • Erin

    A party would be an awesome way for me to teach both my sons and a few of their friends to bead. They both, as well as their friends, are always interested and want to participate when I’m working on some of my pieces. This would be a perfect opportunity to introduce them to the “addiction” of beading!

  • Kristin

    I would love to throw a beading party for my daughter for her 11th Birthday. She loves to make jewelry for herself and for her friends, but I would like it if she didn’t always raid my bead supply;)

  • Linda Anderson

    I would throw a party for me and all the people who have helped me live through the last 2 years. I have a chronic illness and discovered that beading is a way to help take my mind off of being sick.

  • Angeline

    I would host it for a group of foster kids who are about to have their anual summer picnic. I am planning on setting up a beading table for the kids so they can make something for themselves or a friend, while teaching them a great skill at the same time.

  • Jen

    My daughter loves to do all things crafty…just like her mom. She would love this!

  • Jennifer

    My 12 yr old daughter and her friends would love to do this as a fun summer activity. My 7 yr old son would also love it he likes to make pretties for the girls(me, grandma, ect.)

  • Elaine

    My piano students would LOVE this!

  • Diana Rushing

    I would love to win this because my daughter loves to bead, especially when I’m beading. And she is also wanting to bead even when I’m not. :) It would be great to win this for her! Thanks so much!!!

  • Elayne

    I would throw a beading party for my niece. Her birthday is in July!! She loves having parties.

  • Mary

    My granddaughter will be turning 7 on her birthday this year and a beading party is someting she would love to have with her friends.

  • Valerie H

    My daughter – she’ll be turning 6 this year. Has already asked about making bracelets/jewelry with her friends at her party. It is already on the list of serious consideration, bracelet making, princess dress-up or favorite stuff animal picnic. (maybe all 3 ;) ) Plus her 8 year brother loves to make things for the girls too.

  • Mary Christensen

    My nieces! My sister is a single mom that works for a church & I am on disability. It would be great to do something fun with her 2 daughters this summer! My mother & sister taught me to make jewelry, it’s time to teach those girls!

  • Lisa Trump

    I would throw the party for my daughter who is turning 8 in July. I’ve never been able to throw her a birthday party and this would be PERFECT for my little pink haired princess!!!

  • Teri

    My daughter would LOVE this. She always wants to help me with my beads. She would love to share it with some of her friends!

  • leigh s

    I would throw the party for my daughter. She loves playing with (and wearing) the jewelry I make but she is really to young for it. This would be awesome for her and her friends.

  • laurie

    My niece, she just got into beading & she would love this!

  • Lisanne

    My girls both love to bead like their mom! They have winter birthdays so we need to have activities that are Fun, but not messy so Beads would be Great!!

  • ann smith

    this would be fantastic!!! my youngest daughter, rhayne, is quite the crafty thing and is always getting into my beads :-) she would be thrilled beyond belive to have a beading party for her 10th birthday in september :-)

  • Shirley Dilts

    I have a grandaughter who would just love this. She is into jewelry and want to learn to crochet.

  • Shirley Dilts

    I have a grandaughter who would just love this. She is into jewelry and wants to learn to crochet.

  • My little Princesses birthdays are two years and two days apart, one the end of August and the other the first of September. We have thinking of all kinds of parties, but this would be a blast. They will be 6 and 8 and they both love to bead, just like their mother, whose birthday is one year and one day before their fathers. :O)

  • My granddaughter would love a beading party….she loves making gifts for others and would love creating master pieces at her party! She will be 10 in August…thank you

  • Jennifer

    My friend’s granddaughter and her friends just started beading and are so excited about it. Her birthday is coming up and would LOVE to have a party with beading!

  • Lori Roberts

    I would have it for my grand daughter who is taking her final exams and what a party that would be for all the girls to celebrate their passing!!!!!!!

  • Kyla Fretwell

    My Birthday, Sounds weird well, my step daughter and I both have the same birthday and this year we are going for a fun in craft theme. It kinda sucks that every year your daughter gets all the glory on her birthday but this year we descided to join together and do something we both like. An all girl crafting and fun thing. I love beadwork and am trying to pass it on to my daughter this could be a fun calmer project with all the other girls and women around. :)

  • kathy

    would like to have a beading party, as my daughter is having a baby any mintue now and family is coming to our home to have a baby shower in july So I would like to have a bead party with them it will a llwhole lot of fun thanks for a chance to win