Beading and jewelry making is a great activity for tweens and teens.
-This age group should be involved in purchasing their beads and supplies that reflect their interest and style.
-Older kids will also have the motor skills to try many make-your-bead methods such as rolled paper and clay beads.
-Tweens and teens can also figure out the cost per necklace by dividing cost for supplies. Yes, jewelry making can be used for money math lessons too.
-Jewelry making reinforces the good habit of completing a project.
-While this age group may not need your help, working alongside these tweens and teens will give you a great chance to just talk and connect.
Ways to Praise Teen's Jewelry Creations:
-Lavish on the praise for both their completion of a beading product as well as their creativity.
-Take photographs of kids wearing their latest creations and show them off.
-Display their jewelry on cake stands or special dishes when you have visitors. Let kids make a "made by" and "title" card.
-The greatest compliment is to wear their jewelry gifts and always care for their jewelry creations as you would your favorites.