Crafting Jewelry for Kids

Turquoise Bracelets

Make Turquoise Bracelets.
Make Turquoise Bracelets.
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These turquoise bracelets look like turquoise pieces worn by Native Americans in the West.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Measuring cup
  • Small glass bowl
  • Blue and green food coloring
  • Macaroni shells
  • Spoon
  • Paper ¬≠towels
  • Craft glue

How to make turquoise bracelets:

Step 1: Cut a paper towel tube into 1-1/2-inch-wide bands. Check to see if the tube will slide onto your wrist. If it doesn't, cut the tube so it forms a C. Cover the bracelet with aluminum foil.

Step 2: Put 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol in a small glass bowl. Add a few drops of blue food coloring and one drop of green food coloring. Stir the colors to blend them.

Step 3: Color the macaroni shells by placing a few at a time into the glass bowl. Remove the macaroni from the alcohol mixture with a spoon, and place them on a paper towel to dry. Continue until all the macaroni shells are colored. An adult should dispose of the rubbing alcohol when done.

Step 4: When the macaroni shells are dry, glue them to the covered bands to make bracelets. All your friends will want some of your stunning "turquoise and silver" jewelry!

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