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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Crafting with Beads - Beaded Christmas Ornaments - Star, Candy Cane and Wreath

Take a handfull of beads and some wire and create fun and pretty ornaments this year. Not only do they look great hanging on a tree, they also make lovely decorations for the windows. When the sun’s rays hit them, they sparkle in the light. The red and white beads give the star a Christmas candy look but other colors can be used as well.

 

 

Christmas Craft - Beaded Ornaments Set

For this project you will need:

- 4mm (“small”) and 6mm (“large”) faceted acrylic beads in
  red, white (clear) and green
- 20 gauge wire cut into 4 x 9 cm pieces or an 8 cm
  pre-bought star shaped wire form
- ultra thin wire for holding the center of star together
- wire cutters
- round nosed pliers
- soldering iron if desired (parents need to do this part)

Beaded Snowflake or Star Ornament
Detail Picture of the Star

Instructions:

Instructions for the Star:
1. Either criss cross and twist 4 x 9cm pieces into a star shape or parents can solder the crossed pieces at the center. Start beading by adding the beads in this order on each spoke: 1 small red, 1 small white, 1 large red, 1 large white, 1 small red, 1 small white, 1 large red, 1 large white and then 1 small red.
2. After finishing the 1st spoke, use the pliers and bend over the wire to hold the beads in place. Do the same for each of the completed spokes.

Instructions for the Candy Cane:
1. Cut a 10 cm length of wire and use the pliers to bend up on end. Add red and white beads alternatively to the wire until there is about a half of centimeter left. Bend up this end now.
2. Take the top and fold over in a candy cane shape and add a wire or string at the top for hanging.

Instructions for the Wreath:
1. Cut a piece of wire and add first 4 small red beads and then 1 large red bead.
2. Add 16 large green beads.
3. Now add 1 large red bead and then 4 small beads. Twist the other end so the beads stay in place.
4. Twist the 4 red ends once to connect them to look like red ribbon tails.

Ages 9 and older

 

 

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A Selection of Christmas and Winter Crafts for Kids

Recycling Craft - Natural Looking Hay Tree Ornaments
Colorful Christmas Baubles
Pom-Pom Santa Claus
Pom-Pom Snowman
Dazzling Christmas Tree
Decoupage Christmas Candles
Easy Orange Pomanders
Colorful Christmas Votive
Beaded Star Christmas Tree Ornament
Beaded Christmas Ornaments - Star, Candy Cane and Wreath
Decoupage Wooden Board

 

 

 

 

 

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