Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kid Craft: Seed Bead Ring

When I was washing the dishes the other day, I discovered a plastic milk carton seal lying on the counter. Instead of picking it up and throwing it away, I began to inspect it. And the more I looked at it, the more it looked like a ring. So today, my daughter and I tested out my craft idea together. It went so well that I couldn't wait to share it with all of you. Simple directions below.

Supplies:
plastic milk/juice carton seal (picture below)
glue
seed beads
acrylic gloss (optional)

Here's where you can find the plastic seal, under the yellow cap.

This is what it looks like.

1. Apply a thick layer of glue to the top of the plastic dome.

2. Place seed beads on top of the dome. My 3 1/2 year old daughter was able to this all on her
own. I also gave her a toothpick to position the beads where she wanted them.

3. Let dry

4. Brush a coat of Gloss acrylic over the beads ( you could substitute with more glue). This will help keep the beads on the ring. Let dry. Slip onto finger.

Other ideas instead of using seed beads: sequins, scraps from magazines, clay, foam stickers, etc. . .

21 comments:

Fuji Mama said...

So cute! A great way to turn a piece of trash into a treasure!

Izaberu said...

I am stunned! You truly have loads of awesome ideas. Maybe, just maybe, I could apply this to a little handicraft work session with the little kids in Sunday School. Thanks Jessica, for sharing :D

Amber M. said...

That has got to be the coolest recycle EVER.

Shannon said...

What a fun idea! I love this!

Lauren said...

What a cute idea! I always used to slip these onto my pinky, I never thought to embellish them.

Wendy said...

We've been saving those things because we knew they'd make great rings. Just haven't figured out how to decorate them, until now!

Michelle said...

so like, I'm slowly scrolling through your post...wondering what the milk carton had to do with this craft and when I saw the later photo, I almost fell off my seat! you are a genius! I'm sure you drive your family nuts with "wait! don't throw that away! I can use it for...!"
girl, you need a publisher. just have them lift off your blog. I'd buy your book. heck, I'd buy 10!

Ayie said...

Your daughter must be happy with her new ring and I bet she'll have more everytime you get milk. This is a clever way of recycling that lid.

Vone said...

Great idea - love it.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, this is so cute, I love it! I'll be linking.

Antonietta said...

It's fantastic. I'll try to make it.
Thank's. Bye. Anto.

Trisha said...

I love the creativity in the one! I am saving my next juice seal. :)

TwoHeartsTogether said...

Wow this is so cool! Who says they are only for adults?

TwoHeartsTogether said...

i meant kids LOL

which means yes I am making one for myself not just the kiddos

junko said...

love this so much!

Deanna said...

Awesome! We have those things go in the garbage like everyday.

Julie said...

excellent idea! i'll make a ring for my daughter, she'd love it.

Anonymous said...

I saw the same thing, a ring, but had yet to implement an idea in using it. To small for my finger. :-)

Funky Fresh Crafts said...

You are so clever! I look forward to all of your projects. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

ILikePaperCutting said...

this is brilliant!

Shawna Bates said...

LOL..I did this same thing! I went to throw it away and thought..hmm..this could be made into a ring!! lol..thinking outside the "box" is so great.
Love your blog!
Shawna

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