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Wooden Bead Necklace

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We're really digging this activity! It's the perfect gift to give to someone for Mother's Day, Christmas or their birthday. You can alter the level of difficulty for the age of the creator by making the painting on the beads simpler or more intricate.

  • Step 1Sketch out your design onto a piece of paper before you start to decorate your necklace. Once you have a design, transfer it lightly onto your necklace using a pencil. Paint your necklace. Allow to dry.
  • If you don’t have a needle with a large eye, simply wrap some tape around the end of the ribbon so it looks like a shoelace. This will make it easier to thread the beads onto the ribbon.
  • Step 3Cut a long length of ribbon and thread it through a needle with a large eye.
  • Step 4Thread your first bead onto the ribbon a little past half way. Tie a knot either side of the bead.
  • Step 5Continue threading the rest of the beads onto your necklace, tying a knot after each bead to hold it in place. To finish the necklace, tie knots at the loose ends of the ribbon.

Materials used in this activity

Micador 2B Pencils - Pack of 20
Optional
Product Code: 10583
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
12 or more $8.24 (inc GST) $7.49 (ex GST)          
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
Optional
Product Code: 10708
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
3 or more $19.24 (inc GST) $17.49 (ex GST)          
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Ribbon Pack - 65g Pack
Optional
Product Code: 10798
EACH $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
4 or more $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST)          
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Wooden Beads - Natural - 340g Pack
Optional
Product Code: 10841
EACH $21.99 (inc GST) $19.99 (ex GST)
5 to 9 $18.69 (inc GST) $16.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $16.49 (inc GST) $14.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Acrylic Paint Tubes - 75ml - Set of 12 colours
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Product Code: 17335
EACH $31.57 (inc GST) $28.70 (ex GST)
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