- Rainbow Twizzlers
- Beading String
First, cut the string into the right length for your child. It should be long enough so when you are done, they have plenty of room to just put the necklace over their head.
Next, tape one end of the string to a table or wherever you are working. This will keep the string in one place for easy crafting!
Then, begin cutting the yellow, green and purple Twizzlers into short “beads” (half to full inch segments work the best). When you cut the Twizzlers, the holes might get pressed shut, gently squeeze the ends to get the holes to reopen.
Take the non-tape end of your string, and gentle push it up and through the center of a Twizzler segment. Let the Twizzler segment fall down to the taped end. Continue until you have an inch of thread remaining.
Tie the ends of the thread together and let your kids enjoy their new, homemade jewelry!
Bring the spirit of Mardi Gras to you this year with these festive Twizzler Necklaces! They are tastefully -or should I say tastily- elegant! All you will need for this project are some scissors, stiff beading thread, tape and a package of rainbow Twizzlers. Since you’ll only be using yellow, green and purple, you’ll have other color Twizzlers in the package to snack on while you bead! We understand being crafty can make a person hungry!
Did you know? Twizzlers are made with wheat flour. Every time you enjoy a Twizzler, you are supporting wheat farmers! To learn about wheat and Twizzlers, check out The not-so-sticky truth to Twizzlers!
Mardi Gras happens the day before Ash Wednesday and can be traced back thousands of years. It was a way to celebrate the coming of spring! To learn a little bit more about the history of this holiday, read History of Mardi Gras from History.com.
Are you needing more Mardi Gras treats? Check out this recipe for Mardi Gras Monkey Bread.