Christmas Pony Bead Swaps
Easy pins to make with pipe cleaners and pony beads. Make one for Grandma and your special friends.
Green Pipe Cleaners
Translucent Green Pony Beads
Red Pony Beads
Red Star Pony Beads
Red Heart Shaped Pony Beads
Instructions for Making Christmas Tree:
Cut pipe cleaners in half. Fold one half of a pipe cleaner in half and slide through the coil of a pin to the middle. Push both ends of the pipe cleaner through a star pony bead. Separate the ends and slide a green translucent bead onto each end. Push up to the star. Then slide on a red, a green, another red, and three more greens on each end. Bend into a triangle shape. Twist ends together to make the base of the tree.
Instructions for Making a Wreath:
Cut pipe cleaners in half. Slide half of a pipe cleaner through the coil of a pin to the middle. On one side, slide on a red pony bead followed by a red heart bead. On the other side, slide on a red heart pony bead. Point the heart beads out from the middle to make a bow. On each side, slide on two green pony beads, a red pony bead, another two green pony bead, another red, and 1 more green. Bend into a wreath shape. Twist ends together.
This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri of MakingFriends.com.
Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.