Wearable artwork is always fun. This necklace is super simple to make and can be designed in a variety of ways!

Start with:

  • String
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Straws
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Cut strips of cardstock.

Step 2: Fold each cardstock strip back and forth accordion style.

Step 3: Punch a hole in the center of each of the squares created from folding the cardstock strip.

Step 4: Cut pieces of paper straw.


Step 5: Cut a piece of string and thread it through the holes in the cardstock strip.

Step 6: Add a paper straw to each end of the strip. Repeat for each color.

Step 7: Tie knots at the start and end of the necklace decorations.

Step 8: Knot the two ends together.

We love rainbows and chose to use a rainbow pattern but there are so many options using cardstock strips and paper straws!