Winter break was winding down and it was raining, and I could tell my daughter, Lainey, was feeling like a shut-in. So when she said she wanted to make presents for her two friends to surprise them at school on Monday, I knew what we could try: popsicle stick bracelets with a Snack Pack break in the middle.
This was one of those crafts that kept Lainey completely engaged, which as a parent, I love. Plus, the bracelets were such a hit at school on Monday, other friends asked if she'd make more! Be warned: there is a little parental involvement in this craft, but it's well worth it.
Washi Tape Popsicle Bracelet DIY
- Small popsicle sticks
- Washi tape
- Cordless screwdriver
- Stickers, markers, embellishments
- 1.5mm leather jewelry cord
To soften up the popsicle sticks, boil them in a pot of water for half an hour, or soak overnight. If you're using big popsicle sticks, I recommend you boil them.
Carefully bend the popsicle sticks to fit inside a glass. Lainey was making these for her friends with small wrists, so we used a small glass. I put water in the glass to help them soften for a few more hours.
We poured the water out and let the popsicle sticks dry overnight. By morning they were dry and had the perfect shape.
My husband drilled a hole on each side of the popsicle stick using our cordless screwdriver. This is where the leather cord would tie.
But before Lainey got into her serious creative mode, she took a Snack Pack break. She said this was definitely one of the highlights of the craft. :)
And then she got to work. She taped washi tape on both the inside and outside of the bracelet. Since the washi tape was wider than the popsicle stick, I used an XACTO knife to cut off the edge. You can also use scissors or even a nail file.
She added pearl stickers and wrote her friends' names on them.
To tie the leather cording, first I poked the holes through the washi tape using an open paper clip, then, using this sliding knot technique, I tied the bracelets so they'd be adjustable.
And then it was time for her second Snack Pack break. Notice the chocolate in this photo. This break was all about celebrating, the bracelets, the fact that break was almost over, and of course the chocolate Snack Pack!
And Monday, with her bracelets in her backpack, she skipped to school. If you want a happy kids, I recommend you try our washi tape popsicle bracelet DIY.
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This winter, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest and Facebook.
** All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.