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Kids craft ideas to sell can be hard to find, but these necklaces are perfect for turning a fundraising profit!
My daughter is all about crafting. In fact, she makes things on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s an elaborate mobile, created with Popsicle sticks, string, foam stickers and pom poms. Other times it’s a cell phone made out of paper (and we’re talking a flat piece of paper she wrote numbers on!) But she doesn’t often make things that another person would want to buy. And she’s all about making money! I started searching everywhere for kids craft ideas to sell and finally came up with something!
This December her Brownie Girl Scout Troop will be taking part in a holiday bazaar and we are working on making things now during the summer while we have a little time. Since things get crazy and hectic around the holidays, I’m sure we will be grateful we worked on these items now! She will sell the items and earn money for her troop.
Kids Craft Ideas to Sell – Making Necklaces
We filled our shopping cart at Oriental Trading together with charms and then I went back in and added some coordinating beads and necklaces. In the end, we have over 50 necklaces to sell!
Please note: not all charms have jump rings on them. You will need to add jump rings to the charms that do not have them. I’ve noted them below but if you purchase other options, you may need to add jump rings accordingly.
- Assorted Christmas Charms
- Gumball Machine Charms*
- Assorted Tropical Fun Charms*
- Bright Pearl Dangle Beads
- Bicone & Pearl Bead Dangles
- Colorful Beaded Chain Necklaces
- *Jump Rings
- Plastic Bags
- Round Nose Pliers (optional but very helpful for Jump Rings)
Some might say this project technically isn’t homemade, but there was a lot of thought put into these necklaces.
First we opened all of the materials and placed them onto a flat surfaces. Together we sorted the charms into piles and laid out all of the necklaces according to color.
Next we gave each charm 2 coordinating dangle beads. This was a little tricky because we only had so many colors that went with Christmastime (red, green and white) so we did the holiday charms first. These dangle beads are great because they are ready to string. I knew there was no way my daughter could sit there and add posts and jump rings to each bead!
Then we added a necklace to each charm and bead set. And finally, we put two beads and one charm onto each necklace.
Once all of our necklaces were put together, we cut sheets of cardstock to fit into our small plastic bags. We cut two slits in the top of the cardstock. and draped the necklace onto the card stock, attaching it into the slits. Finally we placed it into the bag and sealed it for sale.
My daughter did a great job on this. She didn’t complete the project in one sitting, but rather took a few days to complete. She struggled to open the necklaces, and close them, but by the end of our project, she was closing the necklaces on her own. We are so excited to share these with the Girl Scout Troop this fall!
If you need some other fun ideas for kids to help make in order to earn money, check out a few of our other posts: