It would be hard to find a kid who is not fascinated by sparkling stones and colourful beads, wherever they are found. The chance to dig into a heap of them and put them together in different designs and patterns is irresistible, and the creative possibilities are endless. In fact it’s a pretty good assumption that some of the master jewellers throughout history started with that childhood fascination.
Craft kits with all the ingredients for making every sort of jewellery and many other accessories can be a source of creative fun that never gets boring or loses its challenge.
Bead and jewellery making kits may supply wooden, ceramic, metal, plastic, glass, cloth or paper materials, and they come in every conceivable colour and shape. Kids can make bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings, simple or as complex as their own imaginations, and that’s only one of the many options.
Under the category of bead and jewellery making kits, there are kits for kids to make decorations for a favourite item of clothing or almost any other item. They can design a flag, personalize a backpack, create a bookmark, or anything else the combination of materials and ideas may suggest. Letters, numbers and geometrical shapes are the basis of lots of educational fun.
Kits for kids may come with just the basics for making a few simple items, but most can easily be supplemented with more materials once a child gets the hang of things and wants to explore the possibilities a bit further. They can be specific to a special interest or occasion, like bead kits with a rock star theme, or perhaps Halloween or Christmas-oriented kits. Bead and jewellery kits are as diverse as kids, and it should be easy to find one that will delight any youngster on your gift list. The kits should also be age-appropriate; look for manufacturers’ warnings before you buy.