Fun Bread Ties for Kids

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This cute little craft is a great way to recycle and have fun at the same time. You can tie gifts with them or hook a bunch of pals on your shoelaces or pencils. Make some with your friends and trade! Bread Tie People - Group of finished clips.


Approximate Time: Time will vary



  • plastic bread ties
  • gesso (primer) or paint suitable for plastics
  • paints and markers
  • clear nail polish


You can find these plastic ties on most loaves of bread and items such as rolls. They usually have print on one side and a solid color on the other. Bread Tie People - Bag clips before painting.


  1. If using a primer or gesso, paint the side that is printed on. Allow to dry completely. Do the same if using paints suitable for plastics.
  2. When your tags are dry, it's time to have fun! Bread Tie People - Some examples.

    Use the pictures in this project or make some of your own. Use a mixture of some areas painted and some details with markers. You can write words, draw logos, or things like flowers. Or make zany creatures like the ones you see here. Bread Tie People - More examples.
    Bread Tie People - Even more.

    You can attach them to the ends of pencils or hook them on your shoelaces. The tips of them looked like feet to me so I made mine into cute little creatures. Have fun and see what you can create!
  3. Bread Tie People - Last set of three examples.


  4. When done, coat each one with clear nail polish.

By Mary from FL

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March 12, 20120 found this helpful

Those are simply wonderful! You are good at painting faces!

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March 12, 20120 found this helpful

Those are so cute!

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May 5, 20150 found this helpful

These are so cute! I use my ties for my crochet projects, since I have several projects going at the same time, I sometimes use a needle for different projects then find I have forgotten what needle I was using. So I just write on the tag the size of the needles, i.e. H, J, K, I, etc. and attach it to the project so I know what needle to use when I go back to it.

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