LEGO Bracelet Kid’s Craft Tutorial!
As promised, here is a tutorial for a cute Lego bracelet a child can make him or herself. With a little bit of pre-preparation, this would be a fun activity for a Lego themed birthday party where a child could make his or her own favor. I used a 4×6 bump plate, but I think a smaller 4×4 or even a 2×4 plate would make a nice sized bracelet. If you don’t want to take pieces from your sets, and you’re not lucky enough to have Lego store near you with a Pick-A-Brick wall, you can always buy individual bricks from lego.com’s Pick-A-Brick section.
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Drill and 3/16” drill bit
Piece of felt or washcloth
Using a 3/16” drill bit, carefully drill holes into the sides of a 4×6 bump Lego plate. You want two holes on each of the long sides, directly below the two center rows of bumps.
Cut two lengths of 5mm elastic beading cord, each long enough to wrap around the child’s wrist plus a few inches so that you can comfortably tie it off after the beads are strung.
Flip the 4×6 plate over and string 5mm elastic beading cord through the holes,going in one side and coming out of the other side.
Adjust your beading cord so that it is even on each side and snap the 2×4 Lego plate to the 4×6 plate on top of the beading cord.
The 2×4 plate is temporary and is there to keep your beading cord from slipping out as you work.
Cover the child’s workspace with a piece of felt or a washcloth to prevent beads from rolling and bouncing.
String beads onto one of the cords until there are enough beads to reach halfway around the wrist.
When the glue is dry, slip the ends under the beads and then cut off the remaining elastic cord.
Remove the 2×4 plate from the back.
Enjoy your new Lego bracelet!