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Beaded Santa Key Chain

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Thread and weave beads together to create Santa’s face wearing his signature hat!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Pony Bead Santa

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Step 2.

Cut white Hemp Cord to 6o inches in length. Stiffen both ends by rolling it between your finger with a dab of craft glue. Allow glue to dry. This will help when threading the beads.

Pony Bead Santa Claus

Step 3.

Create a lark knot on the key ring. To learn how to create a lark knot, click here. To create Row 1, thread (1) white Pony Bead onto the left hand string.

How to make a Pony Bead Santa Claus

Step 4.

Take your right hand string and lace back through the bead from the other end.

Crafting with Pony Beads

Step 5.

Pull cords tight to form the row of your Pony Bead Santa.

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Step 6.

To create Row 2, thread (2) red Pony Beads through the left hand string. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create row.

Bead Pet Santa

Step 7.

To create Row 3, thread (3) red Pony Beads through the left hand string then repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the row.

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Step 8.

To create Rows 4, 5 and 6 to complete the hat, use the following amount of beads on each row and complete Steps 4 and 5 to tighten: Row 4 has (4) red Pony Beads, Row 5 has (5) red Pony Beads, and Row 6 has (6) red Pony Beads.

Pony Bead Key Chain

Step 9.

To create row 7, thread (6) white Pony Beads through the left hand string and repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the row. This completes Santa’s hat.

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Step 10.

To create row 8, thread the following through the left hand string and repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete the row: (1) white Pony Bead, (5) pink Pony Beads and (1) white Pony Bead. This is the first row of Santa’s face.

Craft a pony bead Santa Claus Key chain

Step 11.

To create row 9, thread the following through the left hand string and repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the row: (2) pink Pony Beads, (1) black Pony Bead, (1) pink Pony Bead, (1) black Pony Bead and (2) pink Pony Beads. The black beads are Santa’s eyes.

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Step 12.

To create row 10, thread the following through the left hand string and repeat Steps 4 and 5 to complete the row: (1) white Pony Bead, (2) pink Pony Beads, (1) brown Pony Bead, (2) pink Pony Beads and (1) white Pony Bead. The brown bead is Santa’s nose.

Pony Bead Santa Key Chain

Step 13.

To create rows 11, 12, 13 and 14, or Santa’s beard, use the following amount of beads on each row and complete Steps 4 and 5 to tighten: Row 11 has (6) white Pony Beads, Row 12 has (5) white Pony Beads, Row 13 has (4) white Pony Beads, and row 14 has (3) white Pony Beads.

How to make a Pony Bead Santa Claus  Key Chain

Step 14.

Tie the end of the cord to the ends of Row 9. Tie a double knot then trim excess cord. Your Santa Bead Craft is ready to clip and travel with you this holiday!