My family went camping this past weekend. One of our favorite things to do is roast Starbursts. (If you never have, you do it the same way you would roast a marshmallow. It is so yummy!) Anyway, I decided to make a bracelet with some of the wrappers.
All you need are an even number of Starburst wrappers. I used 20 for this little one. It is on my son's wrist...thankfully he's not too old to model girl colors for me. He is such a good sport!
I used wrappers from the "Fav Reds" package. These are so good...it was our first time trying them.
Flatten out the wrapper.
Fold the wrapper in half.
Open up the wrapper and fold each side to the center.
Then fold each side to the center again.
Fold that piece in half (again).
Then fold that in half (short way).
Then fold each end to the center.
Repeat. Many times.
Here is a picture of how each side of the finished piece will look like. This will be important when you put them together. (I will call the left picture "backside" and the right picture "frontside").
To make things easier, you will always want to face the frontside down, or facing toward the larger part of the bracelet. This will make it easier to fit the next piece through.
Here is what the first attachment looks like.
This picture might better illustrate the above mentioned easier method. See how the frontside is facing down towards the rest of the bracelet?
Here are several connected pieces.
Once your bracelet gets long enough, you need to attach the end pieces. Take one of your pieces and unfold it to look like the above picture.
Insert the piece up between the openings in the last piece and up through the center of the first piece.
Then fold each side around the outside of the first piece.
Tuck both ends into the bottom piece. In the above picture, look at the darker red piece that says "Punc." It is being tucked into the lighter pink piece. (It is easiest to put on the bracelet if you fasten the ends while it is around your wrist. If you don't have someone to help you, you could attach snaps to the ends or velcro, which would make this super easy! It is actually something I would suggest.)
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