SO MAYBE YOU READ the last post and are thinking, "But I sponsor older kids. My teenaged kids wouldn't want finger puppets!" Most of my sponsored kids are in the 14-15 age group as well, and it did feel a lot easier to send things when they were younger!
|I don't think I ever made one THIS long...|
This site will show you how to make the good ol' gum wrapper type bracelet....
But I found this website, with instructions for slightly more complicated chains, made with paper of your choice. I won't repeat the instructions here, because they are very good on the website, but I think these made a great option for sending to my sponsored teenagers!
First, the paper. We found this beautiful tiny origami paper at Michael's:
Michaels has all kinds of amazing papers... Wrapping paper would also be an option--I'm imagining some really cute Christmas bracelets!
Follow the instructions at "Inna's Creations" and start creating!
Lilia has now been inducted into the Secret Society of Gum-Wrapper Folders. It's quite an honor.
The finished bracelets are really quite pretty!
|We started with the more muted papers.|
|And then progressed to the brighter colors!|
The finished bracelets seem quite forgiving (ie, you could squash them flat to mail to Compassion, and they won't be worse for the wear). Voila! It's flat... it's paper... but it's a way to send jewelry to your sponsored kids!
Try it: Click on this picture to get to Inna's blog, and create away!
Now... What to send to sponsored BOYS?