DIY: K’NEX Bracelets

DIY: K’NEX Bracelets


A few weeks ago we were hitting some yard sales in search of new items for our Thrift Treasure series. Miss K happened across some cute jewelry that she just couldn’t pass up. That’s pretty normal for her. She likes shoes and accessories. Yesterday she told me she needs 365 different shoes so she can wear a different one each day. Her dad reminded her of Leap Year and she delightfully changed her wish list to 366.

While shoes are great, it’s hard to find ones she likes that fit her and are in nice shape. However it isn’t uncommon for us to look for jewelry at auctions, thrift stores and yard sales. It’s a small price to pay for something that makes the kids so happy. We regularly find inexpensive costume jewelry for the kids and often receive kits and sets for making our own. They enjoy creating unique bracelets for themselves and also to share with friends.

It was perfect when we realized we didn’t need to purchase kits, sets or even jewelry because we have unique supplies right in our own playroom. The girls were amazed when we showed them how to create a few different K’NEX bracelets using extra pieces! As you can see from these videos, K’NEX pieces make some pretty cool and unique jewelry.

Try this easy DIY to repurpose your extra pieces by creating K’NEX bracelets of your own.

Create a K'NEX Bracelet using pieces you have laying around! - #DIY #Accessories


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40 comments on «DIY: K’NEX Bracelets»

  1. I didn’t even know that K’nex made bracelets, that’s pretty cool. My boys have a few of these K’nex sets but this is something that I have never seen before. I also didn’t realize that K’nex was a merchant on Share-A-Sale, that’s really awesome. Thanks for sharing this! It was entertaining and educating for this mommy blogger.

    1. Scott says:

      Technically they don’t make bracelets – this is something you can make from the extra pieces!

  2. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    No Way! That is so clever I would have never thought of this My kids would love these.

  3. Melissa says:

    Cool! Will have to try when my toddler gets into the Knex phase!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a cool idea! I am sure my kids would love that.

  5. That is super cool! I would have never thought to make jewelry out of a building set. Great idea!

  6. Melissa says:

    Wow what a cool way to make bracelets. I am going to share this post with my preteen who loves to make things.

  7. How fun is that?! Jewelry out of toys. It’s the next big thing.

  8. My brothers used to play with Knex all the time. I didn’t realize you could make jewelry from them.

  9. Cool idea. My kids would love making these. Now I have to find a way to make jewelry out of all the Lego pieces my son has laying around. LOL

  10. Michele says:

    What a great way to reuse items just hanging out not being used. That bracelet actually looks like it might have been purchased at a store.

  11. John says:

    Clever! Making things on your own is always more fun than just buying them anyway.

  12. Donna says:

    My son was really into making those friendship bracelets for awhile. I didn’t know K’nex did bracelets, so I’ll have to pick this up for my son!

  13. My kids really like Knex. I never thought about using them to make jewelry before. This is a great idea.

  14. Tosh says:

    Looks like these bracelets will be the new craze!!!!

  15. Chrysa says:

    Fun! There are so many color combinations and varieties for those. Definitely unique!

  16. Tracy says:

    Great job! I love using unexpected things in unexpected ways. These are great! I happen to have a whole box of K’nex in the garage that didn’t sell in our garage sale, wonder what else we can make from them?

  17. Kristin says:

    I bet my daughter would have fun making those!

  18. Rosey says:

    How fun. Bracelets are definitely all the rage right now with the kids. And I love K’nex items.

  19. Absolutely clever….my daughter doesn’t wear jewelry much but she loves making it! This is great!

  20. Nikki says:

    This is such a great idea! We have an old kit that is missing half the pieces. The bracelet came out adorable!

  21. My daughter is only four but she is obsessed with making these bracelets. This would make a great christmas gift for her.

  22. Debra says:

    How amazing and fun! I love this idea!

  23. amy says:

    those are way cool, i want to get one for my nephew. 🙂

  24. Marie says:

    Wow, what a good idea! I never would have thought!

  25. katrina g says:

    that is so cute. I would never have thought of using those pieces.

  26. I can’t tell you how much I love these. And you video makes me smile :))

  27. Wonderful idea! What fun for the kids to enjoy!

  28. Nice review! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Shared 🙂

  29. LaVonne says:

    I didn’t realize K’nex had bracelets now. My daughter will be so happy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Scott says:

      Technically they don’t make bracelets – this is something you can make from the extra pieces!

  30. What a clever idea! My girls love repurposing stuff, and would go nuts over these.

  31. cindy says:

    very cool! thank you

  32. Now this is such a cool and unique way to make a bracelet. Awesome share! I really like the way it looks.

  33. Much easier than loom bands for sure! Might have to try doing this when my boy gets older and is into KNEX! Thanks for sharing this great idea 🙂

  34. Carrie Conley says:

    Love those bracelets..

  35. kristen mcclary says:

    this is awesome my kids will love this they already love knex and bracelets my daughter would love it!!! thanks for sharing and reviewing

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