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Homemade Craft Ideas for Kids-How to Make an Easy Ant Craft with Beads

Summary: Do you like crystal caterpillar crafts? This tutorial is going to tell you how to make an ant craft for kids. Hope it will meet your taste.

Homemade Craft Ideas for Kids-How to Make an Easy Ant Craft with Beads

The main technique used in making this simple ant craft is beading. There’s no difficulty for kids to make the crystal ant. Let’s learn how to make the fun and easy craft at home from the following details.

Materials needed in making the ant craft for kids:

0.5mm Copper Wires
10mm Bicone Acrylic Beads
6mm Mixed Bicone Acrylic Beads
Wire Cutter Plier
Flat Plier
Round Nose Plier

materials needed in making the ant craft for kids

How to make the simple ant craft?

Step1: Cut wire preparing for beading

1st, cut a 15cm copper wire and fold in half;
2nd, roll the folded end with the round nose plier as picture shows.

cut wire preparing for beading the ant craft

Step2: Start bead ant’s body

1st, slide one 6mm orange bead, one 6mm pink bead, one 6mm orange bead, one 6mm pink bead and an 6mm orange bead in sequence;
2nd, add two 10mm acrylic bicone beads, one 6mm pink bead, one 6mm orange bead and a 10mm bicone beads again;
3rd, in order to make the ant more vivid, here I bend the ant’s head a little upward, the ant’s body comes out;
4th, pull the two wire sideward to form the ant’s tentacle, then slide a 6mm pink bead on each tentacle, finally roll the tentacle inward.

start bead ant's body

Step3: Make legs for the ant

1st, cut three 3mm copper wires;
2nd, twine the 3mm wires round the main axis between the third and fourth bead;
3rd, make a loop on both end and bend them to an angle of 90 degrees with the leg to support the body;
4th, repeat the 2nd and 3rd twice to make another four legs, pay attention to the distance of the legs.

make legs for the ant

Well!

the finished ant craft

The ant craft for kids has been finished. It’s not difficult to make. Do you have any simple craft ideas for kids? Welcome to share with us.

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Comments (1)

Apr 24, 2014 at 07:39 AM Lindi Phillips

this is so cute. could you recommend any other sites I could visit, I would love to incorporate something like this into my card making . things maybe I can Pinerest. Thankyou