- Bead People
Bead People

Bead People

Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke about equality and peace amongst different people. Here is a sculptural craft project for children, which symbolizes the similarities and differences in all people. These colorful “Bead People” are crafted of Wood Beads and Fuzzy Sticks of different colors to represent people of different cultures. Make this project to help show how all people are beautiful in their many shapes and forms.


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Step 2.

Match up (2) Fuzzy Sticks and twist together about 2/3 of the way up to form 2 legs and a body.

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Step 3.


Thread 3 large beads through both Fuzzy Sticks to form body.

Step 4.


Take both Fuzzy Sticks and separate them, pulling each stick to either side of the body. Thread (5) medium beads onto each arm.

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Step 5.


Curl and wrap the end of the Fuzzy Stick around the last bead to secure.

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Step 6.


Thread (8) medium beads onto each leg. Curl and wrap the end around the last bead to secure.

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Step 7.

To form a head, cut (1) Fuzzy Stick in half and bend to form a circle shape with the ends twisted and touching as shown.

Step 8.

Insert the ends of the Fuzzy Stick head into the top bead of the body to secure. You have now made a beaded person!

Step 9.

Use different color Fuzzy Sticks and bead tones to create other people of the world!