This is a fairly easy beading project that you can do with boys and girls of most ages, 5+. Older kids should be able to do most of it on their own, but younger kids will need help and supervision during this craft.
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Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft. Make sure you have all required items on hand.
Using the pliers or wire cutters, cut three strips of wire about 10-12cm long, and one piece that is a few centimetres longer.
Take the longer piece of wire and place a crimp on one end.
Bend the wire over to create a loop, and thread the end back through the crimp. Make sure the loop is big enough to hang on something like a nail.
Using your flat-nose pliers, squash the crimp. This prevents the loop from pulling loose. Be sure to squeeze the pliers quite hard to make sure you tighten the crimp properly.
With the crimp firmly in place, you can start beading from the loose end.
Stop beading about 2cm from the end. Place a crimp on the wire, and then thread the top of the charm onto the wire. Make sure it is the right way round, the string we have just beaded is going to be the top, so we need to thread the charm through the side that only has one hole.
Make a loop in the wire, bend it back and thread it back through the crimp. Then crimp with flat-nose pliers.
Take each of your remaining three wires and thread and crimp each one through one of the holes on the bottom of your charm.
You should now have something that looks something like this.
Bead one of the remaining wires. As you get to the end of the wire, place a crimp and a charm on the end, bend the wire back, thread back through the crimp and crimp closed with pliers.
Your charm should now look like this.
Repeat Step 10 with the remaining two strands of wire, your charm is now complete and is now ready to be hung up in your bedroom.