Make A Beaded Headband

Headband made with colorful pony beads in the shape of flowers

Make A Beaded Headband to match all your outfits as you head back to school. You’ll look stylish and set a trend that all your friends will want to follow. It would also make a great gift for a special friend.


As early as 5000 BC men and women alike valued wearing strands of shell, stone, teeth and bone beads. Faience and Carnelian beads found in an Egyptian tomb date back to 4000 BC. Source: KidzSearch – Bead Facts For Kids

  • Pony Beads (actual amount will depend on size of head)
  • 5 yards Black 1mm or 2mm Round Elastic (actual amount will depend on size of head)
  • White Glue

  1. Decide on your color scheme and then get started.
  2. Stiffen ends of elastic with white glue. Let Dry.
  3. Slide the first two yellow beads to the middle of elastic. Then string 1 yellow , 1 black, and 1 yellow on to one side of the elastic (this is for the example shown). Using the other side of the elastic, string through the last three beads in reverse order. Pull snug. Continue with the third row until you have enough to go around your head.
  4.  Finish by forming headband into a circle and lacing back through the first beads. Tie off.
  5.  Put a drop of white glue on the knot. Let dry and trim.


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