Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bottle Bracelets

Yes, another craft project involving bottles. What can I say, I like my malted milk :-D Today I cut rings from the centre of a couple of bottles and Bubble made them into beautiful bracelets. This activity worked even better than I was hoping and we'll be doing it again, I think with some sparkly gems and sequins next time!


* empty milk bottles (we used the smaller size flavoured milk bottles)
* scissors
* craft glue (or 'gloopy glue' if you're a Mr Maker fan ;-D)
* paint and brush
* items for decorating (we used buttons and glitter)

To get our bracelet rings I cut off the top and bottom off the bottles, then cut the centre section in half. If your bottle is too big around your childs wrist you can cut one side of the ring and adjust the length, then secure with tape or similar.

We mixed our glue and paint together so the embellishments would stick to the plastic well. Use a large quantity of glue to paint. We used the bottom section of our bottle to hold our paint.

One of Bubble's creations.

Bubble turning her bracelet to add more glitter.


She decided the top of the bottle looked like a volcano and painted it red as well :-)

Bubble modelling one of her new accessories.

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  1. WOW...what a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing....I know my girls will LOVE this project :)

  2. Weel done Bubble!
    Very cute :)
    That`s a good idea actually.

    * Off to check whether we have got some bottles in our recycling bin :)

  3. Very clever! I imagine coloured tape wound around would look kind of cool too.

  4. That's a great idea Christie, we might have to try that with a colour theme for Christmas!