A faces of the world necklace is a great way to recognize children from all cultures and impress upon your child to love all disregarding the race, color or origin. These easy homemade beads are an international piece of jewelry and a great Children’s craft
What you’ll need:
Old magazines or catalogs
To make the beads, in the plastic tub, mix 1 cup sand with 1/4 cup white glue to make the dough.
Break off a small piece with your fingers, and roll it into a bead. Make the bead large enough for you to later paste a small picture of a child’s face onto the front of it.
Carefully, or with an adult’s help, use the nail to poke a hole through the center. If the dough is too mushy, put the bead back and add a little more sand to the mixture.
Make as many beads as you wish. Set the beads to dry on a paper plate until they are hard.
While the beads dry, cut small pictures of children’s faces from old magazines or catalogs. You can then paste these to the front of the beads. You may want to color the beads with markers, too.
Then tape one end of a colored cord that is long enough to go over your head when looped. This will make it easier to string the beads.
When you have strung all the beads you want, remove the tape and tie the ends of the cord together.
Now wear your new “friends” around the neighborhood, and introduce them to all your best buddies! You may want to make several of these cheerful necklaces — once your friends see you wearing one, they will want one of their own
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