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Beaded Alien

Beads are great crafts for kids at camp or just around the house. This Beaded Alien will be great fun to have hanging around backpacks or the key chains.

Supplies

2 Black Pony Beads
47 Green Pony Beads
5 Feet of Satin Cord
1 Lanyard Hook or Key Ring
Craft Glue
Scissors

Instructions

Click on Printables and print out the bead pattern for reference. 

Stiffen the ends of the satin cord with craft glue. Let dry. Fold cord in half. Tie to the middle of a lanyard hook or key ring.

String four green pony beads on the left hand cord. String the right hand cord through the same beads in the opposite direction. Pull both cords securely, snugging the beads evenly up to the knot.

String one green pony bead, one black bead, one green pony bead, one black bead and one green pony bead on the left hand cord. String the right hand cord through the same beads in the opposite direction. Pull both cords securely, snugging the beads evenly up to the previous row.

Continue stringing the next three rows in this manner, using the pattern above as a guide.

To make the arms, string five green pony beads on the left hand cord. Loop around bead 5 and string the cord back through beads 4, 3, 2, and 1. Repeat with the right hand cord.

Continue stringing the next three body rows in this manner, using the pattern above as a guide.

To make the legs, string beads 6-12 on the right hand cord. Loop around bead 12, string back through bead 11, skip bead 10, then loop back through beads 9, 8, 7 and 6.

Repeat with the left hand cord.

Tie a cord together in a double knot. Dab a bit of craft glue on the knot. Let dry. Trim cord close to the knot.

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Bead Crafts, Camp Crafts, Space Crafts

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These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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