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Make A Pony Bead Loom

This project shows the kids how to Make a Pony Bead Loom that is easy to make and will allow them to have hours of satisfying fun. Beading is a great craft for camp or rainy days or just days when you want to hang out with your friends and make something .

Trivia: Virtually every culture, no matter how primitive, has woven on handlooms. Primitive cultures have created magnificent textiles with the crudest of tools.


Shoe Box Lid
Heavy Thread
Instructions for Using Your Loom


Using a ruler, mark 1/4" increments on both ends of shoe box lid as shown. Ask an adult to cut a small notch at each mark with a serrated knife.

Tape the end of heavy thread to the back of the lid and wrap it around to the front pushing it down into an end notch. Continue wrapping and push it down into the notch on the opposite end. Then around bottom and up to the next notch. Continue until you have one more thread than the number of rows in your pattern.

Using Your Pony Bead Loom

You need:

Bead Loom


Pony Beads
Rat-tail Satin Cord
Tacky Glue


Click on Printables and print out the flag pattern or for other pony bead patterns or select another pattern of your choice.

Dip one end of the cord into tacky glue. Spread the glue with your fingers to cover the last 4" of the cord. Let dry. The stiffened end will make weaving easier. Tie the other end of the cord to the top of the last thread. String the first row of beads onto the cord.

Bring the string of beads under the row of wrapped thread. Hold cord snuggly up against the threads, fitting each bead in between 2 threads. Double back through the beads with the cord on top of the threads this time. Pull cord all the way through.This row of beads will now be securely anchored in place.

Continue the pattern, weaving each row of beads snugly up against the previous row.

Finish by tying cord to the last thread. Cut anchoring threads from the loom and tie them together in pairs up against the beads. Put a dab of glue on each knot and trim close when dry.

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Bead Crafts, Camp Crafts, Recycled Containers and Lids, Weaving Crafts

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4 thoughts on
“Make A Pony Bead Loom”

  1. Di says:

    How do you CLOSE the bracelet to wear I?

    1. Betty Bose says:

      This craft is directions on how to make a loom and a small banner. Not sure what bracelet you are referring to.

      1. Di says:

        Hi Betty… love your website..how do you close the beaded tissue box loom bracelet

        1. Betty Bose says:

          Glad you are enjoying the site, but this craft is not a bracelet but directions on how to make a pony bead loom.

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