Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 20 Minutes
How to Make a Bead Buddy
Give your child a fun and colorful toy to play with - that they helped make! When you make these simple Bead Buddies, start with pipe cleaners in your child's favorite colors and shape them however you desire.
Twist 3 pipe chenille stems together at their centers. Position like a stick figure using 2 for the head.
Slide 3 pony beads up both legs to the arms to form the body.
Slide 2 straw beads on each arm. Bending the chenille stem into a hand shape with a larger loop and a smaller one. Trim off some of the chenille stem if needed, tucking remaining in straw bead.
Slide 2 straw beads on each leg with a pony bead between each straw. Bend chenille stem into a loop foot shape. Trim off some of the chenille stem if needed, tucking remaining in straw bead.
Slide 1 wood bead on remaining 2 chenille stems. Bend chenille stem into desired hairdo and trim ends if needed.
Attach eyes using glue dots.