Easter is just around the corner, and if you wander the aisles at any grocery store you will find a huge variety of jelly beans. You already knew they were fun to eat — but did you know they’re fun to create with, too? If you need something to do with the kids this spring break, try making jewelry out of all those jelly beans! What could be more fun than an accessory that you can eat?

Materials Needed:

  • Jelly beans Use: $1/2 Starburst or LifeSavers Jelly beans from RP 03/10 (exp. 4/1)
  • Thread
  • Needle (a thick one works best)
  • Scissors


  1. Thread your needle and tie a double knot at the end of your thread.
  2. Push the needle through the jelly beans until you have strung enough to form a bracelet or necklace.
  3. Cut thread and tie in a knot.
  4. Enjoy your edible jewelry!


  • Don’t want your small children using a needle? Have them arrange the pattern, then string the jelly beans yourself!


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3 thoughts on “DIY Jelly Bean Jewelry!”

Want a safer way for children to use a needle? (For children who are old enough to safely use a needle but don’t want to risk poking themselves, especially when poking through something a little bit tough like a jelly bean). I learned this with popcorn/cranberry garland that we make at Christmas time. Take an apple that will stand fairly steadily on its top. Place the jelly bean in the little dimple-like space on the blossom end. Then, push the needle into the jelly bean. If your needle pokes all the way through, it will stab into the apple and not into your child’s hand. Have fun!


Great tip, thanks! I was thinking of using a yarn needle, but the plastic ones may not be study enough


That’s a great tip! Thank you!