Monday, August 18, 2008

Tutorial: How to make a glow-in-the-dark-star necklace: for your camping pleasure.

This tutorial is very easy to complete. With some preparation by you, the kids will get to express their creativity and complete this project with and a handmade work of art to wear and play with when the sun goes down. We enjoyed this craft on our family our camping trip. The idea is ingenious and the project is simple. It begins with glow-in-the-dark stars and a glow-in-the-dark beads hot glued too the back. With the bead glued on the back you can then string the star along with mixes beads for a fun creative necklace. This was a hit with the kids camping but would also be fun at a sleepover party, or anytime you wanna craft and glow in the dark. I did this craft while camping so that is how I will refer to in the tutorial.

  • Hot glue gun and glue


  • plastic lacing -also called, lanyard, boondoggle. or any thread, lacing, string of your choice.
  • mixed beads I close nature inspires beads for our camping trip

  • package of glow in the dark stars-available in the children's toy section of most stores.

  • glow in the dark beads

    If you are going to do this craft with kids or especially when camping steps 1 through 3 need to be done before.

  • Step 1. Glue the the bead to the back of the star. With the glue gun squeeze a small amount of glue near the top of one of the stars points.

    Step 2. Position the bead onto the glue quickly. Make sure the bead its on its side so that inside of the bead can still be threaded.

    Step 3. Continuing step 1 and 2 change the directing and position of the glue to add some variety to the stars position on the necklace.

    Step 4. Now you have completed the preparation easy! Be sure to pack the materials, and head to the campground.

    Step 5. I found it easiest to leave the lacing uncut and let the kids thread their chose of beads and stars, or tie a knot in the end. It looks best with 5 beads then a star to space the stars. Step 6. After they have filled the length appropriate for a necklace cut the lace from the bundle, if you already have continue, and tie the ends together for a completed glow-in-the-dark star necklace.

    1 comment:

    Glue Farm said...

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