Asia: Abacus
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Asia: Abacus

Make your own abacus with a photo box, pony beads and chenille stems.
Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Photo Box - Color of Choice
  • Creatology™ Chinelle Stems - White
  • Creatology™ Pony Beads - Mixed Bag (or 10 Different Colors)
  • Hole Punch, Small (or Crop-a-dile™)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Project Instructions

Step 1 Measure ten equal spaces on each side of box.

Step 2 Use hole punch to make ten holes for chenille stems.

Step 3 Thread ten pony beads of one color per chenille stem.

Step 4 Thread end of stem through one side of hole, add pony beads and turn under the hole.

Step 5 Thread the full stem to other side, place through hole, add pony beads and turn under to hold.