Scout Saturday – Felt Bead Necklace

by Laura Kelly Walters

Crafting while camping is such a fun way to celebrate the outdoors and friendship. This felt bead necklace is perfect because it is easy and doesn’t require a lot of supplies. The beads represent the bonding of the girls, which creates a magic all of its own. The girls created meanings for each color as they went which was a lot of fun to experience. I think this is better than assigning color meaning as it gives them the opportunity to contribute deeper thoughts.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Materials:
(All pieces cut from 12” x 18” Craft Cuts of Kunin Premium and 9” x 12” Craft Cuts of Classic or Corduroy in colors of your choosing)

  • Assorted Craft Cuts of Kunin Classic, Premium, and Corduroy Felt in Various Colors
  • 1 – Pair of Scissors
  • 1 – Bottle of Felt Glue
  • 1 – Skein of Twine
  • Clothespins

1. Cut your felt into approximately 1” by 9” strips or larger. It works with about any strip but we found that cutting the corners makes prettier beads. Put a generous amount of felt glue on one end of each piece of cut felt.

2. Roll the felt up until it overlaps the glue then use clothespins to hold them in place while they dry. Give them about 30 minutes before opening them up.

3. String the felt beads onto twine. It can be whatever length your girls like. Tie it closed being sure it is long enough to fit over the head. Ta Da!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® ClassicfeltKunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Cheers to Celebrating Friendship and the Outdoors,

Laura

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