Kids DIY: Morse Code Necklace
Camp Classic Play!
Last year I fell in love with a line of jewelry called Coatt. It’s beautiful, delicate and each necklace contains a message in morse code. I went on and on about how much I loved them so my husband Dave bought me one for Christmas. It’s a prized possession.
I thought for today’s Camp Classic Play, it’d be fun to have the kids make their own morse code necklaces (as the real thing is a tad sophisticated for my guys) so they could wear their own secret code out in the world. This is best geared towards middle elementary grades or higher. If you want to do it with a younger child, try sculpting the clay yourself and having your child string the beads. Or you can try using pasta or cut dots and dashes out of felt or paper, then string them.
For older kids, it’s a great activity in making, crafting and learning about the history of morse code.
Morse Code Alphabet
Oven bake clay (we used Sculpey brand)
cutting tool for clay
string, jewelry cord, or thin ribbon.
Chose a word and write it down in morse code.
Sculpt small pieces of clay into dashes and dots (beads).
Use a toothpick to poke a hole into the beads.
Place beads on toothpicks and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Once beads cool, remove them from toothpicks and string them on jewelry cord or string.
Tie and wear!