Lego Jewelry

26 Sep

Earlier this summer we made Cornstarch Bead Jewelry.  After we had made the standard bead shapes we got inspired to make other shapes.

My son has a deep love for Lego’s. So much so in fact that our dining room table has become Lego-land and we no longer can see the surface most days.  So, while my daughter Sydney was happy with heart shaped beads, Silas wanted Lego jewelry.

To make the cornstarch dough, Mix together:

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ½ cup water

Combine all ingredients in a pot over medium heat.  Mix well until it has thickened {similar to mashed potatoes}. This only takes a few minutes, so don’t walk away. Remove the pan from heat. Gather the dough into a ball in the pan. Once cool enough to touch, remove the dough and separate into smaller balls.  The dough begins to dry and harden so don’t wait too long.

Here’s an option: make colored dough by adding food color drops to the mixture. Make a few batches of dough and experiment with various colors.  Or leave the dough plain, and have your kids paint their beads once they have created them!

Give your kids each a ball of the dough, and let them immediately begin making their own beads! Shape a piece of dough into the desired Lego shape, then gently press a Lego into your dough to make an imprint.

Use a straw to poke a hole through the beads so that you can thread them onto a string later.  Leave the beads to dry and harden. You can place the beads on a pan (placed on parchment paper) at 200° in the oven to speed up the drying, or place them out in the sun.

Once dried, get out the paints and let your kids have fun painting their beads.

Once the paint has dried, string the beads onto yarn, string, elastic, etc!

My kids have been wearing their creations ever since we made them.

I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did!

 

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6 Responses to “Lego Jewelry”

  1. nonna 26. Sep, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Very cute, kids!! That looks like fun.

  2. Nana 27. Sep, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    Your jewelry is so cute.
    Hugs and kisses

  3. Kristen S- Craft Gossip 29. Sep, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Hey! Just posted about your lego jewlery on CraftGossip..love it!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=4746

  4. jen 29. Sep, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    very cute!

  5. becky 30. Sep, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Thanks Kristen!

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