Kids can make their own sparkling jelly bracelets with this kit from Purple Ladybug! | Source: The Toy Insider/Purple Ladybug

Attention all ‘90s kids: Purple Ladybug is bringing back a classic — the jelly bracelet!

With the Sparkly Bracelets Making Kit, kids ages 6 and up — and their millennial parents — can design and create their very own jelly bracelets. This sparkly, shimmering, blingy craft kit is easy to use and creates fun bracelets that kids can wear to show off their shine. It comes with everything kids need to make their own jewelry, including glitter and gems, bracelets tubes and connectors, and a funnel.

When you’re making the bracelets, make sure kids are set up in a workspace that’s OK to make a bit of a mess. Even if you use the funnel and are careful, it is still glitter, so I recommend putting down some newspaper for easy clean up. 

Sparkly Bracelets Making Kit contents | Source: Purple Ladybug

Kids start by measuring out the tube on their wrist to get it to the right length. The trick is to measure at the widest part of your hand, so you can make sure you can easily slide the bracelet on and off your wrist without it popping open. They may need extra hands to help measure and to cut the tube with scissors. When you’ve got the right size bracelet, insert one of the bracelet connector pieces into one end of the tube.

When you’re ready to decorate, use the included funnel to pour your selected gems and glitter into the tube. Pro tip: Make sure you’re holding the other end of the tube up — so the tube is in a U shape — so the gems don’t come out the other side. 

Once you have all of your decorations shimmering inside, add water to complete the bracelet, then connect it with the connector to finish up. Once it’s all in place give it a good shake to get the gems and glitter moving. 

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This fun and easy craft kit has enough stuff to make six bracelets, so it’s perfect for a rainy day or for a sleepover. No matter where you make them, kids will love showing them off. Add some sparkle and shine to your day with the Sparkly Bracelets Making Kit.

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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Yahoo Finance, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.