A Fun Memory Wire Project for Kids to Make for Mom!

Popsicle stick picture frames, handprint wall hangings and macaroni necklaces – these are the classic gifts that are given to moms each Mother’s day. And as a mom, we love and cherish each and every one of these handmade creations. Here’s another great idea for a gift that mom can wear and show off to her friends.

Start with memory wire. This steel wire retains its shape so it’s easy to wear and easy for kids to add beads to. Now, a grown up will need to help with this part. Cut the memory wire to 1 ½ loops. Remember that since this is a heavy steel wire, you will need to use special memory wire cutters otherwise, you will damage your wire cutters. With round nose pliers, turn a loop at one end of the wire. This will help keep the beads from falling off while your little one is working on his or her design.

 

Get all the beads set up. I included some flower beads, glass beads and seed beads in size 8 and size 6  plus a cute little charm that says “♥ mom”.

Then, let them at it! Here’s a tip for catching falling beads: have each kid work over a paper plate. The beads will land on that and the edges of the plate will help prevent them from rolling on the floor.

They should keep adding beads to the wire until there is about ½” of wire left.

Then you can turn the loop with the excess wire. With all of the leftover beads, your kids can make another bracelet just for them! Then they can have a matching bracelet like moms.

Have a very happy Mother’s Day! – Lindsay

9 comments to A Fun Memory Wire Project for Kids to Make for Mom!

  • That’s a nice Mother’s Day idea! Thank you for that :-)

  • Angie

    Just sent the link to my daughter for her two daughters – what a lovely idea! Thx!

  • Linda

    what does ‘turn the loop’ mean? i’m trying to see in the photos but no such luck. i feel like a dork for asking

  • I do accept as true with all the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for novices. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  • Cheryl M

    Turning a loop means taking your pliers and making a loop on the end it will keep the beads from falling off and you can add a charm to it. If you need instruction there should be a video showing how to do it.

  • Tracy

    If you go to Fusion Bead’s website, they have detailed tutorials on every type of technique. Happy beading!

  • I haven’t beaded in quite a while. Your emails & ideas are getting me back in the mood. Thanks!

  • FusionBeads.com

    Thank you all for the feedback! It’s great to see so many people being inspired by our blog posts and wanting to know more :)

    We have a step-by-step technique for finishing off your memory wire projects on our web site. Follow the link below to see all the details:
    http://bit.ly/Ijvkj5

  • Hey, nice site but there is a issue whereby sometimes I get sent back to the root page when I look at other pages in your page.

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