With a little bit of imagination, you can find magic in your own backyard. Pretend you’re on a swashbuckling adventure, fly through the skies to Never Land, and make believe you’re one of the Lost Boys. Peter Pan provides endless inspiration for backyard fun with your family. Channel the adventurous spirit of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell with this DIY bracelet craft.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- 3 straws
- 2 pieces of tape
- 1 piece of red felt (Peter Pan)
- Dark green yarn (Peter Pan)
- 1 star charm (Tinker Bell)
- Yellow yarn (Tinker Bell)
- Sparkly pom poms (Tinker Bell)
- Light green yarn (Peter Pan and Tinker Bell)
How To Make It
- Trim straws to 5 inches in length. Tape straws together tightly on one end.
- Tie one end of the dark green yarn to the far left straw, above the tape.
- Weave the dark green yarn back and forth through the straws by taking the yarn underneath the middle straw, then looping over the far right straw. Bring the yarn around and over the middle straw, and then loop underneath the left most straw.
- Repeat until you reach about half way down the length of the straws. Stop weaving when the yarn is nearest the middle straw. Trim the yarn, leaving about three inches to spare.
- Cut out a small feather shape from red felt. Using either a hole punch or metal skewer, make a hole at one end of the feather. Thread the feather onto the lose end of the dark green yarn.
- Tie the light green yarn to the lose end of the dark green yarn with a small knot. Continue weaving the same pattern as before. When you reach the end of the straws, tie the light green yarn to the far left straw and cut off the extra length.
- Place a long piece of yarn through each of the three straws. You can use a wooden skewer, stick, or knitting needle to help push the yarn through. On the end of the straws that is not taped, tie a knot with the three pieces of yarn that you placed though the straws.
- Cut the tape off, and pull the straws out from the woven yarn. Once the straws are removed, tie the other set of lose ends into a knot.
- Tie it around your wrist to wear as a bracelet!
- To make the Tinker Bell bracelet, repeat the steps above and add the star charm at step 5. To complete the look, hot glue pom poms to the ends of the yarn. Let cool before wearing.
All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.