Depend on the age and the money you want to spend. I went to a craft store bought a few packs of beads with letter, plain beads, key chain clips and string. We are going to make keychains they can attach to their backpacks, etc with their names on them. My daughter will be able to help spell her friend's names, count out the 6 additional beads we add to the top and bottom and hopefully string them. I got the idea from a keychain I bought in a store for myself.