What you will make:
Use a few pennies and a store bought hair barrette back to make
these lovely hair holders. For silver barrettes, use dimes or nickels
and mix up the coins for another look. The craft is quick and simple and the results
are very attractive! Make a set you yourself and to give as a gift.
This project is well suited for family, group or classroom
craft time. With a little preparation by the adult or teen leader, this
project will go quickly.
Related craft: You can also make colorful barrettes
Homemade Modeling Dough. Check it out!
Here's what you need:
- New or shiny pennies
- Barrette back (from craft store)
- Contact cement or glue for metal (Super Glue and E6000 work well)
- Optional: Other coins
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make Coin Barrettes
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Gather the materials needed for making the barrettes. If you
are doing this project with a group of children, they will enjoy
collecting and trading for shiny pennies with family and friends.
Tip: It usually takes five pennies for each
large hair barrette and three pennies for each smaller barrette.
- Step 2: Glue Coins
Arrange the pennies as you like on the barrette, then glue them
in place one by one. On curved barrettes, you will need to hold
the pennies in place until the glue sets up. Use contact cement or
other glue meant for adhering metal to metal. Super Glue and E6000
work well, but should only be used by adults. Carefully follow the
instructions on the glue.
Tip: To keep pennies from sliding off the
barrette as the glue dries, place a stack of pennies at either end
of the barrette.
- Step 3: Finish
Let the glue dry completely before using the barrettes. With most
glues allow 24 hours for drying.
That's it! Enjoy your new shiny barrettes!
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