Handicraft Instructions SOS Emergency Chain

Decorative and Helpful Tool in Need: the Emergency Chain With Name and Telephone Number for Children

These handicraft instructions can be useful for you, because your self-made SOS emergency chain with telephone number and name chain is not only pretty to look at, but could help in an emergency. You probably know that situation: When we are on the road with the kids, for example on a family excursion, on holiday or doing the weekly shopping trip, it sometimes happens quite quickly – one child is gone! The emergency children's chain can help attentive third parties with civil courage to contact you as soon as possible.

Schnullerkettenladen's craft materials allow you to vary: In our example we used a keyring. But you can also choose to use a carbine or, for quick attachment to clothes, a pacifier clip.

This handicraft project is completed in about 20 minutes. Afterwards you can also discover our other handicraft tutorials for children. If your child is still younger, you are welcome to try out our handicraft instructions for a pacifier chain. Have fun doing handicrafts!

The handicraft material you need for making an emergency chain:

craft materials for emergency chain

The small tools you need:

scissorsscissors
lighterlighter
tweezerstweezers

Handicraft Material for Emergency Chains:

Step 1: Experimenting With Beads

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: arranged wooden beads

Get your craft materials ready. Now you can experiment with the wooden beads as you like. Play with the wooden beads' various shapes and colours. In our example, we are making two chains, i.e. two strings of beads: a shorter one with the child's first name and a longer one with your emergency telephone number. At the end of each bead strand we recommend using a safety bead. It has a larger opening in which the knot can disappear.

Tip: How about using a bead of a different colour between the phone number's area code and the remaining digits? This way they are visually separated from each other.

Step 2: Attaching the Keyring

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: attaching keyring

Are you happy with your design? Great! We start with the first strand: the name chain. Double a sufficiently long piece of PP-polyester cord. Pass the resulting loop through the keyring from behind and then pull it back over the keyring from the front. Doing this creates a knot.

Step 3: Preparing the Stringing

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: stringing aid

For easier stringing we're using a little trick: Put the two cord ends together so that one of them protrudes about 2 centimetres. Now melt both ends slightly with a lighter. Use your fingers or tweezers to press the lower cord end slightly against the protruding one. This way you can string the wooden beads onto the double cord more easily thanks to the protruding end.

Step 4: Stringing the Beads

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: strung bead strand

Let's string the name chain. It is recommended not to string the security bead yet. Because there's a little trick to making it fit tighter. To do this, pull the two cord ends apart again and make a simple knot on the wooden bead that is in front of the safety bead.

Step 5: Making the Bead Strand's Final Knot

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: bead strand's end

With some force, pull the safety bead with its smaller opening first over the simple knot. Make a very tight double knot behind it.

Carefully cut off both cord ends. Weld the knot with the lighter and press it together with your fingers. Press the welded double knot into the safety bead's hole by using tweezers.

Step 6: Making the Second Bead Strand

step-by-step instructions emergency chain with name and telephone number: finished emergency chain

This step is easy, because you already know how to do it: For making the second bead strand for the chain with your telephone number, simply repeat steps 2 to 5.

That's it. Just look at your finished pretty emergency chain. Hopefully it will comfort you a little bit while being a decorative accessory for your child.

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Important Notes for Using Emergency Chains for Children

Special care should always be taken in regards to children's accessories. Therefore, please observe the following notes regarding the use of your self-made emergency chain:

  • Only give the emergency chain to children who are old enough to wear/use it unattended.
  • Check the emergency chain regularly for safety.
  • Clean the emergency chain carefully with a cloth. Strong detergents or disinfectants are not suitable for cleaning.

Advantages of Using an Emergency Chain

You have used these handicraft instructions for making your own emergency chain? Awesome! Personalised naming accessories are all the rage. But your self-made SOS children's chain is not only convincing because of its pretty appearance. Also the additional telephone number is always at hand. Because this emergency chain is homemade, you can adapt it to the child's taste: Choose beads and colour combinations that your offspring likes.

However, the best thing is to actively include the child: Choose the craft materials together when shopping at Schnullerkettenladen. Take time for a crafting afternoon that you'll spend together – and create a decorative and helpful tool for your child in need. We wish you a lot of fun!

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