Kids want to craft too. The little ones can create this necklace in no time. Looking for Girl Scout Swaps? This is a perfect choice but don’t stop there because there are and lazy summer days ahead and when they ask for something to do…you will be ready. Just a few supplies make this craft not only easy but inexpensive as well.
For each necklace you will need:
Small amount of star print duct tape (you can use it from leftover projects)
30 inches of multi color rattail ribbon
6 large hole plastic star beads
2 plastic drinking straws
1 Large plastic animal bead (I used a dolphin)
1. Work down the length of the straw wrapping around the duct tape to cover. When the straw is completely covered use the ruler to measure ¼” and ½” increments and cut into bead pieces. Cut (6) ½” pieces and (6) ¼” pieces.
2. Cut a piece of multi color rattail ribbon to 30”.
3. String the large animal bead first. This is your center. String a ½’ straw bead on each side of the center bead. String a star bead on each side. String a ¼” straw bead on each side and then a star bead. Repeat pattern on each side until you have used up all y our beads. You will have three ½” straw beads, three ¼” straw beads and six star beads on each side. (see photo) Tie a knot in the cord.
Note: The necklace is designed to leave the upper half un-beaded to show the multi color cording. If you would like a necklace that is beaded the entire length of the cord simply continue adding beads as before. You will need more beads, however, if you elect to do this.