How many times have you hopped out of your car to head into the grocery store, doctor’s office or school and your kiddo doesn’t have their mask in hand? It’s happened too many time for me to count, so I decided to make a mask holder for an easier way to keep tabs on my little’s PPE. Of course I couldn’t just make any pedestrian mask holder, it needed to be cute and personalized. I popped over to my craft store and picked up the supplies for this quick DIY. It’s a little advanced for little kids, but I think it’s a perfect project for kids 7 and up. You’ll probably need to help knotting the fishing line and, of course the parts involving the lighter. But trust me, after making these for your kids, you’ll be running back to the craft store to whip up one for yourself too.
- nylon cord
- fishing line
- swivel lobster claws
- jump rings
- letter beads
- seed beads
TIE FISHING LINE TO A JUMP RING
Tie fishing line to the jump ring on one side.
STRING LETTER BEADS ONTO FISING LINE
String beads onto fishing line, be sure they face the same direction. Tie a second jump ring to the other end once letters and seed beads are strung.
Cut the nylon cord. Small section should be about 6″ to start and large section should be about 20″ to start.
TIE CORD TO LOBSTER CLAW
Tie the long piece of cord to one lobster claw and tie the short piece of cord to the other lobster claw. It’s okay to tie a single basic knot, you will melt the cord slightly to hold cord into place.
CONNECT CORD TO STRUNG LETTER BEADS
Now your short and your long pieces of cord should be tied to lobster claws. Tie the opposite ends to the jump rings on the stung letter beads.
TRIM EXCESS STRING
Trim excess string from each of the four knots.
MELT CORD SLIGHTLY
Use a lighter to melt the cord. This step is two-fold, you will stop the ends from fraying and you will melt the knots slightly to hold them in place.