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How to Make Kids' Necklaces

Star Necklace

Make star-inspired necklaces.
Make star-inspired necklaces.

Show someone they're appreciated or reward them for a special deed by making wearable crafts such as this star necklace. A fun kids' craft, this necklace is easy to make.

How to Make a Star Necklace

What You'll Need:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream of tartar
  • Water
  • Cooking oil
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Waxed paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Pencil or straw
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Poster paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter markers
  • Ribbons

Have an adult help you make the clay. To mix up a small batch of play clay, stir together 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar in a saucepan. Then add 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.


Put the pan over medium heat, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the mixture constantly until it looks like mashed potatoes.

Dump the clay out on a sheet of waxed paper, but wait until the clay is cool enough to touch. Roll out the play clay to a layer about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut out stars (or other appropriate shapes) with cookie cutters.

With a pencil or straw, make a hole in the top, but not too close to the edge. The size of the hole depends on the thickness of the ribbon you're using.

Let the cutouts air dry for 24 hours on a wire rack. Paint them with poster paints, and let dry.

With the glitter markers, write on the names of the people who are receiving your awards and add any other messages. Thread ribbons through the holes and present your awards!

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