|

Denim Rings from Faded Blue Jeans

Age: Upper elementary and middle
Time: 10-15 minutes
Type of Activity: Art

Materials needed:

  • Jeans that nobody wears
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread (or glue if you prefer)
  • Paints

Procedure

Cut the belt loops off the old jeans. Try wrapping a loop around a finger. Too big? Cut it a little smaller. Too small? Cut another loop. Next, sew the ends of the loop (or loops) together to create a ring just right for a finger -- or a thumb. If sewing isn't your cup of tea, squeeze out some glue instead. Voila, a one-of-a-kind denim ring to decorate with paint, or leave in its natural blue jean state.

Facts

Blue jeans were invented in the year 1873 -- now that's a long, long time ago. Lynn Downey, a Levi-Strauss and Co. historian, tells us, "It was two visionary immigrants -- Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis -- who turned denim, thread, and a little metal into the most popular clothes on earth." Want some more facts? Well, did you know that the first "jeans" were called "waist overalls"? The word jeans didn't come into play until 1960.

© Andrea Mulder-Slater | KinderArt | http://www.kinderart.com

More on: Crafts for Kids

|


highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid
Looking for the best math and science apps for kids? Check out these cool apps for all ages, which will grow your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks