Handicraft Instructions SOS Emergency Chain
Decorative and Helpful Tool in Need: the Emergency Chain With Name and Telephone Number for Children
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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:
The small tools you need:
Handicraft Material for Emergency Chains:
Step 1: Experimenting With 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
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!