milk bracelets

What happens when you mix science, fashion and love?

What happens when you mix science, fashion and love?

Whether it’s a DIY gift for your mom or grandma on Mother's Day — or maybe a pair of friendship bracelets for your little lovebug and their BFF — these milk plastic bracelets make for a lovingly wearable DIY project. With a few household ingredients and some rad science skills, the main ingredient is every cookie’s best friend — milk!

Milk Bracelets

Here’s What You Need:

  • Bubble tea straw
  • Cheese cloth
  • Ice cube trays
  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • Nylon string
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • Tooth picks
  • 8 teaspoons of white vinegar

Here’s What You Do:

  • Heat the milk in the microwave until it starts to steam, then remove it carefully (it might be hot to the touch).
  • Add the vinegar and stir. It’ll start to curdle up immediately, but continue stirring for 1 minute.
  • Gently pour the concoction into the strainer to remove the remaining whey (or liquid).
  • Carefully push the curds around to remove as much liquid as possible.
  • Remove the curds and place them on a few layers of paper towel.
  • Pat the curds and move them around to remove any excess liquid.
  • You want the curds to be as dry as possible.
  • Place the curds in the bowl, and add 4 teaspoons of fresh vinegar.
  • Let it soak for an hour.
  • After one hour, remove the curds and repeat the pat-down process.
  • Knead curds until there is no liquid left.
  • Fill your molds with the curds.
  • After 24 hours, gently remove the curds from their molds.
  • Create holes with a toothpick that are large enough to put your jewelry cord through.
  • You might want to make the holes a little bigger since the beads may shrink as they continue to dry.
  • Let the jewelry sit for another 24 hours.
  • Paint the beads to make your bracelet pop!

Decorate, string and enjoy!