Friendship Locket

Celebrate beloved friends by wearing their photos with yours in this lovely paper cup locket craft.
Friendship Locket craft

Materials

  • Paper cups
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Pipe cleaner or craft wire
  • Craft foam
  • White glue
  • Poster paint
  • Paint brush
  • String
  • Beads, colored pasta, drinking straws
  • Your photo and your friend's photo

Safety Tips

  • Keep the glue gun out of children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Friendship Locket 1. You need 2 paper cups to make the locket. Trim off the walls of the first paper cup until you come up with a disk that is about half an inch in height.
Step 2 Friendship Locket 2. Do the same with the second paper cup but this time trim off the walls lower so that the disk is slightly shorter than the first one.
Step 3 Friendship Locket 3. The two disks are the locket's two faces. Try putting them together face-to-face so that the shorter disk fits partially inside the other disk. If it doesn't, trim the shorter disk a little bit more until it fits.
Step 4 Friendship Locket 4. You also need a hinge to connect the two disks. Cut a 1 to 1 ½ inch-long strip from the paper cup scraps.
Step 5 Friendship Locket Ask for an adult's help.5. Use glue gun to apply adhesive on a portion of the taller disk's inner wall.
Step 6 Friendship Locket 6. Stick one end of the paper hinge onto the adhesive. Press firmly on the area.
Step 7 Friendship Locket 7. Bend the portion of the paper hinge along the disk's rim.
Step 8 Friendship Locket 8. Do Steps 5 to 7 for the shorter disk, this time attaching it to the other end of the paper hinge.
Step 9 Friendship Locket Ask for an adult's help.9. Punch a hole at the top portion of the back of the shorter disk.
Step 10 Friendship Locket Ask for an adult's help.10. To make the locket's chain link, cut a 1-inch long piece of pipe cleaner or craft wire. Insert one end of the pipe cleaner or craft wire through the hole and make a loop or fold on that end.
Step 11 Friendship Locket 11. Paint the locket with your favorite color. Do not forget to paint the locket's interior as well. Set it aside to dry.
Step 12 Friendship Locket 12. Cut a photo of you and another of your friend into a shape and size that fits inside the locket. Glue your photo on one face and your friend's on the opposite face.
Step 13 Friendship Locket 13. Decorate the locket's front by cutting and gluing shapes from craft foam. Perhaps you can make something that is symbolic of friendship such as a heart or a flower. You may also put something that you and your friend both like say for instance, butterflies or ice cream.
Step 14 Friendship Locket 14. Cut string into the appropriate length for your necklace. Make a knot on end.
Step 15 Friendship Locket 15. String any of these materials to make a necklace: beads, colored pasta or drinking straw pieces. To make your own beads, check out these crafts:
Step 16 Friendship Locket Ask for an adult's help.16. Make a knot after the last bead. Position the locket at the middle-most portion of the necklace and fasten the locket's pipe cleaner link onto the string.
Step 17 Friendship Locket 17. Tie both ends of the necklace together and your locket is ready to be worn.

More Ideas

Valentine's Day Friendship Locket This locket craft is a terrific idea for a Valentine's Day present for your best pal. Use Valentine-inspired colors and heart shapes to decorate the locket.

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