How to Make a Feather And Beaded Necklace Craft for Kids


Whether you are talking about Thanksgiving, birds, or are just looking for a fun craft for your kids, this feather and beaded necklace craft for kids will fit the bill

three feather and beaded necklace crafts for kids.

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Supplies for Your Feather and Beaded necklace Craft for Kids

Gather the following supplies to begin this preschool craft activity:

  • colorful feathers
  • colorful card stock paper
  • bird stickers
  • pony beads
  • string or lacing cord
  • tape
  • glue stick
  • breakaway clasps

If you have a circle punch….it will make cutting shapes a breeze.

How to Assemble Feather Necklaces

To make the fine motor activity, I started by cutting a bunch of circles from scraps of colored card stock.  You certainly don’t have to use a circle…use whatever shape or material you choose.

A circle punch with yellow, green, aqua, and orange  paper circles from a how to make feather and beaded necklace craft for kids.

Then, we taped feathers to one side of a circle.

how to assemble bead and feather necklaces

Next, we glued another circle on top of the feathered circle to create a little sandwich.  You can also sandwich feathers between foam shape stickers.

how to make beaded necklace with feathers for kids

Once we punched a hole into the circle and added a string, the feather medallions were ready to be decorated with stickers, washi tape, or drawings.

how to assemble beaded necklace with feathers

Finally, beads were added to the string.  Helpful Hack….Use painter’s tape to hold the necklace to the table so that kids won’t pick up the necklace and send beads flying all over the place.  For safety, add a breakaway clasp to the end of the strings.

how to add beads to a feather and beaded necklace craft for kids

How to Use the Craft as a Math activity

Making feather necklaces is a fun fine motor craft activity but don’t forget that there are plenty of opportunities to talk about math in the process.

  • How many beads are on each string? Which has more or less?  How do you know?
  • How many beads do you need to add to one string to make them even?  How did you figure that out?
  • can you make a pattern on each of the strings?  Tell me how you started your pattern?
  • What do you notice about your friend’s necklace?

I have also made necklaces to go with other themes like these transportation-theme necklaces.  Check out the snowflake necklace, spectacular spider activities, and Thanksgiving feather necklaces.

feather and beaded necklaces with purple, yellow, and red feathers, multicolor beads, and transportation stickers on them.

Turkey Themed Activities in the Store

Are you looking for more Thanksgiving and turkey-themed activities? Check out the following resources in my store:

Thanksgiving crafts and fine motor activities - The set includes a printable turkey craft, a pumpkin pie craft, and an ear of corn craft.

Purchase the Turkey Resources on TPT

Do you prefer to shop at TPT? You can also purchase the Thanksgiving turkey-themed activities in my TPT store.

Where to Find Supplies for Your Bead and Feather Necklaces?

Below are some items from Amazon that can be used for the activities mentioned in this article. The links below are affiliate links. If you happen to purchase something from link, there will be no additional cost to you, but a small portion of your purchase will be used towards the cost of maintaining this website.