15 January, 2010

Newsprint Bracelet

Do you know that simply exposing young children to printed words helps prepare them to read? This newsprint bracelet gives kids an opportunity to not only play with words, but wear them as well.

  • Newsprint, advertisements, junk mail...anything with words and pictures. Comics work especially well.
  • plastic ring from a grocery jar (example: mayonnaise)
  • scissors
  • mod podge

  1. Cut 1 inch strips of newsprint. Trim off the margins. Hint: The more colorful the print, the more colorful the bracelet.   
  2. Wrap paper strip around the plastic ring. Secure with glue or a dab of mod podge.
  3. Continue until the circumference of the ring is covered.
  4. Mod Podge the strips on the bracelet.
  5. Dry. 
  6. Wear.


  1. oh, this is fun...my munchkins would love this project!
    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. love this! my daughters would love making these...my oldest has been making necklaces out of pop tops of cans, I even wear them as a headband (they are on elastic string). She's been making a chunk of change selling them to friends:)
    I found you from your comment on my guest post at the mother huddle. I appreciate your comment!
    I looked for an email but couldn't find one, would love to email you some details we found out about the cornsyrup allergy/asthma and other allergies. You can find my email under my google profile on my blog. Thanks!