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bead babies

bead babies

From Disney’s FamilyFun Crafts, these are simple to make with even the youngest children and could be used for present toppers or just a Spring decoration.

Painted wooden beads in assorted sizes and colors
Tacky glue
Pipe cleaner
Caterpillar: Apply a drop of glue to the end of a pipe cleaner and insert it into a large bead. For the head, position a bead so its holes look like eyes, then glue it to the first bead as shown. Slide 4 more beads onto the pipe cleaner and trim the excess, then remove the last bead and apply glue to the exposed end. Replace the last bead. Cut antennae from the felt and glue them behind the first bead.

Bunny: Choose 2 beads, one slightly larger than the other. With its holes positioned to look like eyes, glue the small bead over one of the holes in the larger one. Cut the ears, tail, and feet from felt and glue them in place. For stability, make sure the feet fit squarely beneath the bunny’s body.

Ducky: Follow the directions for the bunny but swap a felt bill, feet, and wings for the ears, tail, and feet.