Bead Buddies

Bead Buddies

What You'll Need:

Plastic Straw Beads
20mm Wood Beads
Assorted Chenille Stems
Assorted Pony Beads
5mm Google Eyes
Mini Glue Dots
Scissors

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.
 
  • 1 Twist pipe

    Twist 3 pipe chenille stems together at their centers. Position like a stick figure using 2 for the head.

  • 2 Form body

    Slide 3 pony beads up both legs to the arms to form the body.

  • 3 Make arm

    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.

  • 4 Make foot

    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.

  • 5 Create hairdo

    Slide 1 wood bead on remaining 2 chenille stems. Bend chenille stem into desired hairdo and trim ends if needed.

  • 6 Attach eyes

    Attach eyes using glue dots.