Here’s another fun craft to keep the kids entertained when it’s blazing hot outside!
A couple of years ago the kids’ cousins went to camp and taught DD and LD how to make these pony-bead snakes and lizards. I thought they were so cute I thought I would share the general procedure here. At the bottom, I’ve included a pdf that you can download with these instructions.
What do you need to get started? Just thin ribbon and plenty of pony beads!
In the picture below, I have pulled the ribbon through the bead and am now pulling the ribbon to the left.
For the second row (picture below) feed two beads through. Then feed the other ribbon through the other way as shown.
Pull the ends of the ribbon and slide the beads tight.
Continue to do this adding in rows until your snake is complete.
Slide 5 or 6 beads onto one ribbon. The yellow beads above are the legs, the blue and purple beads are the toes. You slide the ribbon back through the yellow beads (not the toes) to make the leg. Repeat on the other side. Then continue with the body as you did the head area.
More body pictures. Slide the beads on one ribbon, then slide the other ribbon through the other way and pull tight.
My ribbon was too short, so I just tied on more ribbon and continued on.
The finished lizard! So cute!
If you would like to print these instructions on how to make pony bead lizards and snakes, just click the link below:
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