If you are looking for a truly kid-friendly jewelry making project, check out this springy bracelet by Kathy at Merriment Design.  She made them using velcro plant ties, a long strip of velcro that sticks to itself.  This is essentially the same as the velcro wire ties that you can find in the electronics section at Dollar Tree.  She even has a free printable pattern available, making it easy to cut flawless flowers.  [how to make a no-sew felt flower bracelet]

Project estimate:

  • Felt, on hand or $1
  • Velcro ties, $1
  • Pattern, free

Total:  $1 and up