Make these adorable pieces of winter solstice jewelry this winter! This easy nature craft is so fun to make and will quickly become a winter solstice tradition that your family will return to year after year. All you need is oranges and few other supplies to make your DIY jewelry!
On December 21st or 22nd, here in the northern hemisphere, we experience the longest night and shortest day of the year. After the winter solstice, we start to get back our sunlight little by little until we make it to the summer solstice in June.
Looking for the perfect way to welcome back the light this winter solstice? Try making these bright and beautiful pieces of nature jewelry!
Kids can help with this craft and will love showing off their jewelry on this special day!
- Orange peels
- Hemp twine
- Plastic large- eye needle
- Wooden beads
- Mini Vegetable and Fruit Cutters- This is the exact set we have
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Here’s What We Did:
Make your orange pieces by pressing the fruit cutters through the orange peels. These cutters have a nice thick plastic covering that makes it super easy to cut through the most stubborn pieces of fruits and vegetables.
Thread your plastic needle through the orange peel piece. Pull the twine through and make the strand long enough for whatever type of jewelry you want to make (necklace, bracelet or ring).
Thread a bead on the twine. We used yellow and orange beads to represent the sun.
Poke the plastic needle through the orange peel again.
Tie the twine to secure the bead in the middle of the orange peel piece.
Add more beads if you would like! I tied knots on both sides of the orange peel to make sure the beads wouldn’t slide behind it. I also tied a know after we were finished threading beads to keep them in place. I also think if gives it a nice polished look.
We made a ring, bracelet and necklace. They turned out great!
You’ll need to “fit” the bracelet and ring to make sure they aren’t too big or too small. Just wrap them around your child’s wrist and finger to get the exact length you need!
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I hope you give this simple activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.