Super Fun Mustache Necklace Craft for Kids

These mustache necklaces are almost too much fun.

These mustache necklaces are almost too much fun.

OK, I have to say, this is probably the coolest kids’ craft we’ve ever done.  Someone linked to these mustache necklaces that were on sale, and after giving it a quick look-see, I figured we could make our own.  Here’s how we did it.  (Also, you’ll see a couple of variations at the bottom, so if you don’t want to get as crazy with the jewelry aspect, you can still totally make them with your kiddos.)

What you’ll need for this kids mustache craft:

  • Shrink film
  • Marker
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Baking paper
  • Necklace (pictured is a chain from the craft store, but you can also use elastic string and beads)
Supplies needed to make a mustache necklace.

Supplies needed to make a mustache necklace.

Trace the shape of a mustache onto your shrink film. (We printed some from the Internet.)

Trace the shape of a mustache onto your shrink film. (We printed some from the Internet to use as a template.)

When you shrink them, they’ll end up being about 1/3 to 1/2 the size they start out.

Color in the mustache with your marker.

Color in the mustache with your marker.

 

Cut the mustache out as close to the edges as possible.

Cut the mustache out as close to the edges as possible.

Punch two holes at the top as shown.

Punch two holes at the top as shown.

We weren’t sure what size would be best, so we experimented with a few.

We got a little creative!

We got a little creative!

Place them on the baking paper on your baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between them.

Place them on the baking paper on your baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between them.  Bake according to the direction on your shrink film.

Have fun watching them shrink!

Have fun watching them shrink!

Take the middle link out of the chain, and hook both ends through the holes in your mustache.

Take the middle link out of the chain, and hook both ends through the holes in your mustache.

While it works as a mustache necklace, the real fun comes from sliding it up under your nose!

While it works as a mustache necklace, the real fun comes from sliding it up under your nose!

For a little easier version, simply use elastic string.

For a little easier version, simply use elastic string.

Hilarious, right?

Hilarious, right?

We made this fancy beaded one for a teenage friend of ours.

We made this fancy beaded one for a teenage friend of ours.

What I Learned the Hard Way: While the chain idea is cool, I think the elastic ones with the beads turned out looking the best.  There’s even some special elastic at the craft store that won’t get all stretched out after you’ve pulled on it to put the mustache under your nose a few times.

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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