Paper Straw Necklace Craft

Have a few spare minutes to fill with a quick prep kids’ craft? Paper straw necklaces are fun for kids of all ages.

And, since paper straws come in so many fun colors and patterns, it’s a perfect activity for any holiday under the sun. Make the fun craft and then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your learners.

Getting Ready

The prep for this paper straw necklace is super easy and quick. To get ready, I grabbed just three items:

  • Paper straws
  • String
  • Scissors

This paper straw necklace craft is a fun activity for kids that works on threading, cutting, and hand eye coordination.

Paper Straw Necklace

First, kids cut the paper straws into smaller pieces that were each about one inch long.

This paper straw necklace craft is a fun activity for kids that works on threading, cutting, and hand eye coordination.

After a large handful of pieces were cut, they threaded the various pieces onto the string until it reached the entire length.

For younger kids, you can knot a pony bead to one end of the string to keep the straws from falling off.

If the string is still too challenging, let them try thread the cut pieces onto a pipe cleaner. It is easier to hold for younger children as it retains it shapes while threading.

This paper straw necklace craft is a fun activity for kids that works on threading, cutting, and hand eye coordination.

Finally, I helped the kids pull the two ends together and tie them off.  Voila!  Our beautiful straw necklace was complete.

This paper straw necklace craft is a fun activity for kids that works on threading, cutting, and hand eye coordination.

Making the necklaces was a wonderful way to practice threading, cutting, and hand eye coordination – great activities for building fine motor development kids need for writing later.

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1 Comment

  1. Mari

    Thank you so much! Very clever 🙂

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